Prosthechea glauca Knowles & Westc. 1838 Photo By Patricia Harding

Another Flower Photo By Ron Parsons


Common Name The Waxy Prosthechea [refers to the plants surface]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in moderately wet oak forests at elevations of 900 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with rounded, oval, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single leaf and blooms on a peduculate, 8" to 14" [20 to 35 cm] long, racemose inflorescence occuring in the spring and summer and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Amblostom tridactylum var mexicanum Kranzl. 1920; Encyclia glauca ( Knowles & Westc. ) Dressler & G.E.Pollard 1971; Encyclia limbata [Lindl] Dressler 1961; Epidendrum glaucum (Knowles & Westc.) Lindl. 1840; Epidendrum glaucovirens ames, Hubbard & Schwein. 1936; Epidendrum limbatum Lindl. 1843; Epithecia glauca (Knowles & Westc.) Knowles & Westc. 1838;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum limbatum; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epidendrum limbatum; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 as Epidendrum limbatum drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Encyclia limbatum; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Epidendrum limbatum drawing fide; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Encyclia glauca photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Encyclia glauca drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 drawing/photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide