Prosthechea citrina (Lex.) W.E.Higgins

Daffodil Orchid, Tulip Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae

Genus: Prosthechea

Category: Perennial


Gray-green leaves. One or two flowers, waxy, citrus fragrance, spring or summer, 8" long inflorescence, in a pendant position.

See Cattleya citrina for a description from Bot. Mag..


Published in Phytologia 82(5): 377 in 1998.

Basionym Sobralia citrina Lex.

Native to Mexico.

Synonyms Cattleya citrina (Lex.) Lindl., Euchile citrina (Lex.) Withner.


Hybridizing Characteristics: 

Species grows upside-down so hybrids best mounted. Hybrids have strong fragrance, cupped flowers and low numbers of flowers. (Hereditary Influences of the Cattleya Alliance -

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