Wild Florida Photo - Prosthechea cochleata

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Prosthechea cochleata

  var.  triandra

CLAMSHELL ORCHID

FLORIDA COCKLESHELL ORCHID

Synonym: Encyclia cochleata

Florida native

Endangered Florida species

 

An epiphytic orchid found in the southern couties of Florida, Prosthechea cochleata is listed as a state endangered species.
The interesting flowers can appear year-round, but blooming occurs more heavily from September through May.

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Prosthechea cochleata is a member of the Orchidaceae - Orchid family.
 

Native Florida Plants

  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
 Low Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening

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Native Florida Plants
Native landscapes are easier to maintain, use less water and thrive without chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Native Florida Plants describes every type of regional flora—-from seaside foliage and wildflowers to grassy meadows, shrubs, vines, and aquatic gardens—-in 301 profiles and accompanying color photographs.


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