Prosthechea grammatoglossa [Rchb.f] Higgins 1997

Inflorescence in situ Jardin Colombia 5/14

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Jardin Colombia 5/14 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower closeup Photo by Eric Hunt.

Another Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding.

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Common Name The Marked Lip Prosthechea

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 750 to 2100 meters as a small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte on mossy rocks with ovoid-fusiform to oval pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely in youth by several, imbricate, scarious, sheaths carrying 2 apical, linear, acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, racemose inflorescence arising on a newly maturing pseudobulb with minute floral bracts and carrying 4 to 12, non-resupinate, star-shaped flowers.

Synonyms Anacheilium grammatoglossum [Rchb.f] Pabst, Moutinho & Pinto 1981; Encyclia grammatoglossa (Rchb. f.) Dressler 1961; *Epidendrum grammatoglossum Rchb. f. 1849; Epidendrum quadridentatum F. Lehm. & Kraenzl.1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Epidendrum grammatoglossum; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as Epidendrum grammatoglossum; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:135 Schlechter 1924 as Epidendrum grammatoglossum; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:169 Schlechter 1924 as Epidendrum grammatoglossum; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum grammatoglossum; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as Epidendrum grammatoglossa drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Epidendrum grammatoglossa drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Epidendrum grammatoglossum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 526 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0053 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as Encyclia grammatoglossa drwaing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 443 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 3 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Prosthechea grammatoglossa drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing good/photo; Orchids of the Department of Valle de Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal 2014 drawing fide;

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