Prosthechea fragrans

Encyclia fragrans 

Prosthechea fragrans                                                                                                                                                     photo C. Solimbergo
(Encyclia fragrans
taxonomy described by     (Swartz)  Higgins, Wesley E.

published in  

Phytologia  82 ( 5 ) : 377    1997 ( 1998 )


  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Epidendreae
  subtribe Laeliinae
  genus Prosthechea  Knowles & Westcott 1838
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins

rainforests of Carabbean (Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago), Mexico,

    Guatemala, Honduras (Olancho, Campamento), Nicaragua (Boaco, Rivas, Jinotega, Estelì, Managua), 
    Costa Rica (Limòn, Alayuela,Guanacaste), Panama (Chiriquì)Venezuela, Colombia (Amazonas),
    Ecuador (Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Quinindè), Peru, Bolivia (La Paz), Brazil (Paranà, restinga, Manaus,
    Itacoatiara, Bahia)
  altitude 0 - 1100 m (0 - 3630 ft)
  habitat climate informations from Maringà (Paranà, Brazil)
    Köppen climate classification : Cfa, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with very hot summers
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 550 m / 1815 ft) :
    Prosthechea fragrans b gr uk
  photoperiod in Maringà this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 33 m' to 10 h 27 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness    partial shade
inflorescence     length 6 - 12 cm  (2.4" - 4.8"), apical  
  nr flowers 4 - 10, fragrants
  size single flower  5 L 6 cm  (2" L 2.4") - inflorescence  L  cm
  duration inflorescence30 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 45 - 50 days 
CITES appendix II

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