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Prosthechea vitellina

Prosthechea vitellina , Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Orchidaceae
Subfamilia: Epidendroideae
Tribus: Epidendreae
Subtribus: Laeliinae
Genus: Prosthechea
Species: Prosthechea vitellina

Prosthechea vitellina (Lindl.) W.E.Higgins, Phytologia 82: 381. (1997 publ. 1998)

Epidendrum vitellinum Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 97 (1831)
Encyclia vitellina (Lindl.) Dressler, Brittonia 13: 265 (1961)
Pseudencyclia vitellina (Lindl.) V.P.Castro & Chiron, Richardiana 4: 33 (2003)
Epidendrum vitellinum var. autumnale G.B.Wilson, Orchid World 4: 27 (1831)
Epidendrum vitellinum var. giganteum R.Warner, Select Orchid. Pl. 3: t. 27 (1878)
Epidendrum vitellinum var. majus B.S.Williams & T.Moore, Orchid Album 1: t. 4 (1882)


Higgins, W.E. (1997) Phytologia 82 (5): 381.
Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.W. & Rasmussen, F.N. (eds.) 2006. Genera Orchidacearum Volume 4 Epidendroideae (Part one); page 294 ff., Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-850712-7. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Prosthechea vitellina in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 9. Reference page. 2013. Prosthechea vitellina in The Orders and Families of Monocotyledons. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 9. 2013. Prosthechea vitellina. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 9.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Prosthechea vitellina. Published online. Accessed: 9. Sept. 2013.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest.
Continental: Southern America
Regional: Central America
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
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