When time and funding permit, each flower (each plant species) will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala (and Honduras, etc) to study.

Heliconia adflexa, Coban, Guatemala, Hotel Monja Blanca, FLAAR, by Nicholas Hellmuth

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Bibliography on Prosthechea cochleata

Prosthechea cochleata, also known as black orchid is found in Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Leewards, Puerto Rica, Windwards, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela and Colombia in dense tropical evergreen, deciduous and oak forests at altitudes up to 1900 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with smooth, ovoid to oblong-elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, imbricate, scarious sheaths with 2 to 3, apical, elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below, basally clasping leaves and can bloom for 6 months starting in the spring with an apical, erect, short to 15" [to 37.5 cm], few to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with a basal sheath that has successive opening, non-fragrant to spicy scented flowers (Orchid species, n. d.).

According to (IARNA, n.d.) in Guatemala, P. cochleata can be found in Ala Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Chimaltenango, El Progreso, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Izabal, Jutiapa, Peten, Quetzaltenango, Quiche, Retalhuleu, San Marcos, Suchitepequez and Zacapa. In the dry forest and humid forest at altitudes between 0-1800 msnm

PDF, Articles, Books on Prosthechea cochleata

  • DEL MAZO, A. and A. DAMON
  • 2006
  • Comparison of floral fragrance components of species of Encyclia and Prosthechea (Orchidaceae) from Soconusco, Southeast Mexico. Lankesteriana International Journal on Orchidology. Vol.6, No. 3. Pages 83-89

    Available online:
    www.redalyc.org/pdf/443/44339812001.pdf
  • DÍAZ, A., ABREU, N., MARTÍN, J. and G. M. SUÁREZ
  • 2004
  • Hemípteros asociados a orquídeas silvestres. Fitosanidad. Vol. 8, No. 2. Pages 43-44.

    Available online:
    www.redalyc.org/pdf/2091/209117836011.pdf

Suggested webpages with photos and information on Prosthechea cochleata

www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-165818
Synonyms.

https://queenslandorchid.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/prosthechea-cochleata-an-upside-down-dangly-and-charming-orchid/
Information and photos.

http://elorquideario.blogspot.com/2012/10/anacheilium-cochleatum-prosthechea.html
Information and photos.

www.orchidspecies.com/anacochleata.htm
Information.

http://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:1001247-1
Information, photos and map location.

http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Prosthechea+cochleata
Information and photos.

www.plantasyhongos.es/herbarium/htm/Prosthechea_cochleata.htm
Photos.

www.cicy.mx/sitios/flora%20digital/ficha_virtual.php?especie=440
Information.

http://www.infoiarna.org.gt/orquideas/prosthechea-cochleata/
Information and photos

https://naturalezatropical.com/orquidea-negra-prothechea-cochleata/
Information and photos

https://enciclovida.mx/especies/160393-prosthechea-cochleata
Distribution map and photos

 

Updated July, 2021 by Vivian Hurtado, FLAAR Mesoamerica.
First posted November, 2017

 

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