Prosthechea cochleata

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    Prosthechea cochleata @ Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome

Basic information

Flower Name
Prosthechea cochleata
Formal Name
Prosthechea cochleata
Alias
Encyclia cochleata, Octopus Orchid
Habitat
Caribbean countries
Morph
perennial's plant

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What is Prosthechea cochleata

Octopus Orchid, scientific name:Encyclia cochleata , is a perennial's plant of Prosthechea genus in the family Orchidaceae native to Caribbean coastal countries. It is the national flower of Belize. It is from summer to fall in origin warm and humid forests of trees species epiphyte. Egg-shaped bubble shaped similar to the floating cysts plays two large oval shaped leaves. And stretch the racemes from the stem tip out from between the two leaves 1-number of flowers that bloom. Beneath them are out like tentacles in their slender white petals, flowers is dark purple with a yellow muscle.

Common name: Octopus Orchid, scientific name: Encyclia cochleata, also known as: Black Orchid, Octopus Orchid, encyclia, origin: North America (Florida) to Central America (Belize)-African Caribbean coast of South America (Venezuela, Colombia) The plant height: 30 cm, leaf shape: lanceolate.

Detailed information

Order
Asparagales
Family
Orchidaceae
Genus
Prosthechea
Species
P. cochleata
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
Orchid
Leaf type
Lanceolate
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Overseas
Color
Violet, Black, White
Season
AugSepOct
Height
20 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter
3 ~ 5

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