Prosthechea panthera [Rchb.f]Higgins 1997 Photo by Alexander Zollig

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In Situ Photo Photo by Robert Weyman Bussey


Common Name The Panther-Like Prosthechea

Flower Size1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico and Guatemala as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic species found at altitudes of 1300 to 2100 meters in dry oak or pine oak forests with widely spaced, fusiform to ovoid-fusiform pseudobulbs that carrying 2 to 3, linear-ligulate, obtuse leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an apical, simple, 8 3/4" [22 cm] long, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate, florally fragrant flowers.

This species is allied to Prosthechea ochracea (Lindl.) Dressler,

Synonyms Encyclia panthera (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1918; *Epidendrum panthera Rchb. f. 1956; Epidendrum papyriferum Schlechter 1899; Hormidium panthera (Rchb. f.) Brieger 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Epi/Ency pantherianum; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium panthera drawing fide; The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1070 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 photo fide;