Prosthechea megahybos (Schltr.) Dodson & Hágsater 1999 Photo by © Alexander Hirtz

Drawing Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter

Common Name The Extremely Humpy Prosthechea

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 900 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to close set, narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, erect-patent, ligulate, acute, acuminate leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, 10" [25 cm] long, 6 to 10 flowered, racemose inforescence

Synonyms Encyclia hoehnei (A.D.Hawkes) Pabst 1975; Encyclia megahybos (Schltr.) P.Ortiz 1991; Encyclia squamata Porto & Brade 1935; Epidendrum hoehnei A.D.Hawkes 1957; *Epidendrum megahybos Schltr 1921; Epidendrum squamatum Barb.Rodr. 1881; Prosthechea hoehnei (A.D.Hawkes) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998; Prosthechea squamata (Porto & Brade) Withner 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 75 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as Epidendrum megahybos; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 347 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 457 Dodson 1989 as Encyclia squamata drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 as Prosthechea squamata drawing/photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 7 Withner & Harding 2004 as a syn of E christyanum