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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresProsthechea prismatocarpa

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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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Prosthechea prismatocarpa

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Prosthechea prismatocarpa
Abbreviation Psh.
Synonyms Encyclia prismatocarpa
Epidendrum prismatocarpum
Etymology
Prosthechea From Greek prostheke meaning appendix, referring to appendage at the back of the column.
prismatocarpa From Greek prisma meaning prism, and Greek karpos meaning fruit.

  See also:  Cattleya

This was once an Epidendrum, then its name was changed to Encyclia and now it belongs to the Prosthechea genus. It grows as an epiphyte in intermediate elevation cloud forests of central America and Mexico. Each pseudobulb produces two leaves and the inflorescence grows from the top of the pseudobulb, much like a Cattleya.


Inflorescence

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