Prosthechea cochleata

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Prosthechea cochleata


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Prosthechea cochleata
Varietates: (2)
P. c. var. cochleata – P. c. var. triandra


Prosthechea cochleata (L.) W.E.Higgins, Phytologia 82: 377 (1997 publ. 1998)


  • Basionym
    • Epidendrum cochleatum L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 1351 (1763)
  • Homotypic
    • Anacheilium cochleatum (L.) Hoffmanns., Verz. Orchid.: 21 (1842)
    • Encyclia cochleata (L.) Dressler, Brittonia 13: 264 (1961)
  • Heterotypic
    • Epidendrum cochleatum var. grandiflorum Mutel, Mém. Soc. Roy. Centr. Agric. Dépt. N. 1838: 86 (1838)
    • Prosthechea cochleata var. grandiflora (Mutel) Christenson, Richardiana 8: 30 (2008)


Native distribution areas:

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Cockleshell orchid
فارسی: ارکیده گوش‌ماهی

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