The genus is characterized by the presence of elongated and flattened pseudo-bulbs ended in a narrow foliage set of 2-3 leaves.
Pseudo-bulbs are separated by a rhizome of 1-8cm. Roots do not exceed one millimeter in diameter.
The lip is not lobed and does not surround the column with its side lobes.
Epithecia, Hormidium, Anacheilium, Epicladium, Euchile, Pseudencyclia, Panarica, Pollardia
Central America, southern United States, Mexico
The genus Prosthechea contains about 120 species.
- Prosthechea cochleata
- Prosthechea glauca (type species)