Prosthechea cochleata

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Prosthechea cochleata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Alliance: Epidendrum
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: P. cochleata
Binomial name
Prosthechea cochleata
(L.) W.E.Higgins

Prosthechea cochleata is an orchid that lives in Central America, the West Indies, Colombia, Venezuela, and southern Florida.[1] It is commonly called the Cockleshell Orchid or Clamshell Orchid

Prosthechea cochleata is the national flower of Belize, where it is known as the Black Orchid.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Encyclia cochleata
  2. "National Symbols". Government of Belize. Retrieved 2008-04-06.

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