|Author: ||Wes E.
||30 (45) Centimetres
White / Dark Maroon / Pink
Epidendrum prismatocarpum, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach,
Encyclia prismatocarpa, Dressler, 1961.
Panarica prismatocarpa, Withner & P.A.Harding, 2004.
Pseudencyclia prismatocarpa, V.P.Castro & Chiron, 2003.
This member of the Orchidaceae family was
given this name by Wes E. Higgins in 1998. It is found in Costa Rica
and Panama, growing as an epiphyte in open rain- and cloud forests with
lots of water and some sun. The pseudobulbs can grow to eight
centimetres in diameter and 20 centimetres long. The leaves grows up
to 50 centimetres and the inflorescence to 65 centimetres, bearing
the many greenish-white, dark maroon and pink flowers.
The genera name from the Greek
prostheke; 'appendix', referring to the appendage on the back
of the gynostemium. The species name means 'the shape of a prism,
angular, with flat sides, and of nearly uniform size throughout -