Prosthechea cochleata

Prosthechea cochleata

  • Prosthechea cochleata
  • Prosthechea cochleata
  • Flower name
    Prosthechea cochleata
  • Scientific name
    Prosthechea cochleata
  • AliasEncyclia cochleata, クロラン, 黒蘭, Octopus Orchid, オクトパス・オーキッド
  • Place of originCaribbean countries
  • Place of floweringOverseas
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September, October

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.


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Prosthechea
  • Species
    P. cochleata
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial's plant
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 5.0 cm

Random flowers