Prosthechea madrensis (Schltr.) Karremans 2009 Photo by Karremans and The Epidendra Website

part Shade Warm Cool LATE Winter Spring

Common Name The Sierra Madre Prosthechea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southwestern Mexico, El Salvador and Nicaragua in dry forests and open areas at elevations around 600 to 1050 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid-elliptic pseduobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect, leathery, sessile, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, shorter than the leaf to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence.

"Similar to, but differs from Anacheilium chacoaensis in the ovoid-elliptic pseudobulbs instead of pyriform, the slightly vs strongly concave lip [with the column visible in the former and covered by the margins of the lip in lateral view by the latter], the spreading, slightly bent vs strongly reflexed petals, the midlines of the lip being truncate instead of continuous, the petals marked basally vs unmarked, and the apical margins of the lip reflexed and wavy vs straight with plane margins." Karremans 2009

CAUTION Within the framework that I am working with this species would be better placed within Anacheilium but as of yet it has not been named as such.

Synonyms *Epidendrum madrense Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ; IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum madrense; *Acta Bot. Mex. 88: 48. Karremans 2009 drawing fide;