Prosthechea radiata (Encyclia radiata)


Prosthechea radiata (Lindl.) W.E. Higgins 1998 (synonym: Encyclia radiata) was primarily described by Sir John Lindley as Epidendrum radiatum Lindley 1841.
1961 Robert Louis Dressler, an American botanist, categorised this beautiful orchid as Encyclia radiata (Lindl.) Dressler 1961. In the year 1981 the name of the orchid species was changed in Anacheilium radiatum (Lindl.) Pabst, Moutinho & A.V. Pinto 1981 and in 1998 the accepted botanical name has been changed again in Prosthechea radiata (Lindl.) W.E. Higgins 1998.

The epiphytic growing Prosthechea radiata (Encyclia radiata) is native to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, Honduras , Panama, Colombia and Venezuela.
The fragrant flowers reach a size of about 3 cm in diameter. Flowering period: Fall, Winter and Spring. Prosthechea radiata (Encyclia radiata) orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires warm temperatures and bright light. The potting medium should dry out between waterings.

Prosthechea radiata (Encyclia radiata)
Flower Photography © Orchids
Image: Prosthechea radiata (Encyclia radiata)
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

Prosthechea species orchids at Orchids

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: