Prosthechea serpentilingua Withner & D.G.Hunt 2001

TYPE Drawings Photo/TYPE Drawings by Carl Withner

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 Snake Tongued Prosthechea

Flower Size

Found in the state of Rio de Janiero ? Brazil without locality as a medium sized epiphyte with longish, ovate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves that blooms on a fractiflex, few flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!! This orchid was described from only 2 flowers, one with only the lip and column preserved in alcohol and the other with sepals, petasl and lip dissected and mounted on a card.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 65 #2 2001 drawing fide;