Prosthechea pygmaea W.E. Higgins
Family: Orchidaceae
[Encyclia triptera (Brongn.) Dressler & G.E.Pollard]
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Moises Béhar  
Small, repent epiphyte, the rhizome creeping; pseudobulbs cylindrical to fusiform, 2-10 cm long, scattered along the rhizome, 2-leaved at apex. Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblong-oval, obtuse to acute, to 15 cm long and 2 cm broad. Inflorescences short, sessile in upper leaf axils; bearing few to several flowers; flowers inconspicuous; sepals and petals pale green; sepals to 12 mm long; petals linear, acute, to 8 mm long and 1 mm broad; lip +/- trilobate, white with 1-3 purplish spots or streaks on the middle lobe, +/- rounded and clawed, 3-8 mm long. Fruits not seen. Dressler s. n. (STRI).
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National Museum of Natural History Image Collection  
Prosthechea pygmaea image
W. J. H. (= William Jackson Hooker) (1785-1865) del., Swan sc.  
Prosthechea pygmaea image
<b>Alfred Cogniaux</b> (1841 - 1916)