Look Alikes

Read full entry

The New World tropical epiphytic orchid Prosthechea trulla is often confused with Prosthechea cochleata (syn. Encyclia lancifolia). There is confusion in the literature involving these two species -- some plants in the trade were erroneously identified as Encyclia lancifolia instead of Prosthechea trulla.  They are similar in look, but P. trulla has a narrower lip (9-17 mm wide and 9-12 mm long) with a trowel shape, whereas the lip of P. cochleata is broader (13-26 mm wide and 10-21 mm long) and the sepals and petals of P. cochleata are longer (30-75 mm in length) than those of P. trulla.

See http://www.orchidsonline.com.au/node/5609.

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

© Dana Campbell

Supplier: Dana Campbell

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!