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Encyclia boothianum

This is a discussion on Encyclia boothianum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I've never seen this before either, love it...

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    I've never seen this before either, love it

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    It now is in the genus Prosthechea

    IOSPE PHOTOS

    Prosthechea boothiana var. erythronioides in Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    "lowering Jul--Sep; fruiting Nov--Dec or throughout year. In hammocks and thickets, on small trees; 0--30 m; Fla.; West Indies (Bahamas).
    The autogamous, 3-anthered Prosthechea boothiana var. erythronioides is the only variety found in Florida, probably because of the absence of a pollinator. Throughout the rest of the distribution of the species, the 3-anthered plants seldom occur. As most other autogamous tropical orchids in Florida, it has been able to survive there only because of the self-pollinating feature. The 1-anthered variety, var. boothiana, occurs in Cuba, Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize.


    Encyclia tampensis (left) & Prosthechea boothiana plants | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    differences betweet Enc and Prosth.

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    Oh my word, that is lovely. Must go on my wants list immediately. So many encyclicas are all the same shape flower, rather dull colours - of course there are exceptions, and this certainly is one.
    Can anyone say if this typical , or is it variable ?

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    what exactly is it mounted on??? lol......nice colours

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefpix View Post
    It now is in the genus Prosthechea


    "lowering Jul--Sep; fruiting Nov--Dec or throughout year. In hammocks and thickets, on small trees; 0--30 m; Fla.; West Indies (Bahamas).
    The autogamous, 3-anthered Prosthechea boothiana var. erythronioides is the only variety found in Florida, probably because of the absence of a pollinator. Throughout the rest of the distribution of the species, the 3-anthered plants seldom occur. As most other autogamous tropical orchids in Florida, it has been able to survive there only because of the self-pollinating feature. The 1-anthered variety, var. boothiana, occurs in Cuba, Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize.


    Encyclia tampensis (left) & Prosthechea boothiana plants | Flickr - Photo Sharing![/url]

    differences betweet Enc and Prosth.

    The Genus Prosthechea (Orchidaceae) | Selby Gardens[/url]
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    Wow....thank you for the update. I'll be making it a tag with the proper name...I knew they wouldn't leave it with a simple name for much longer. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Kjeldz View Post
    what exactly is it mounted on??? lol......nice colours
    It is just a plank of rough wood...sort of like what construction guys call "shiv's". You can buy them in the lumber section of big hardware stores. They come in packs of ten or twenty I think. I begged a few off the guys working around here this summer.

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    I was given a piece by a senior lady. I thought it looked more like some sort of Oncidium ( i only saw the pseudobulbs and leaves). Anyway it make sense: Encyclias have round pseudobulbs, a bit like onions or tulip bulbs. Prosthecheas have very flattened pseudobulbs. Also the flowers look different and are oriented differently.

    Also the old tag is wrong as it would have been Encyclia boothiana (as the adjective follows the gender or the noun). Probably it was probably named Epidendrum boothianum, then Encyclia boothiana and now properly named Prosthechea boothiana. my 2 old PB are growing 4 new growths... I think it may bloom if i am lucky in a year or 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefpix View Post
    I Prosthecheas have very flattened pseudobulbs. .
    Hmm, an interesting proposition, but I rather think that several of my plants which have supposedly been moved into Prosthechea don't fit that. I will try and look them out when I next pass them by, and return to this .

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    Wow thank you again Stefpix! Great information. When it first arrived I had shown it to the husband and said "they will rename this for sure...no way this is an Encyclia". lol Got that guess right. And I agree the Prosthechea fits it much more...the color, shape..it all screamed oncidium to me.

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