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Encyclia adenocaula Rough Stemmed Encyclia


Rough Stemmed Encyclia, Encyclia adenocaula


Encyclia adenocaula [Lallave & Lex.] Schlechter 1918

Common Name Rough Stemmed Encyclia - In Mexico "Trumpillo" or Trompillo Morado"

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

This is a small to medium sized, cool to warm growing, epiphytic species that comes from W Durango, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrerro and Mexico states of Mexico in dry forests of oak and or pine at altitudes of 1000 to 2000 meters with clustered, ovoid to subconical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, towards the apex, strap-shaped to linear, acute or obtuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves and blooms in the summer on an apical, to 3'+ [90 cm+] long, many flowered panicle that has a warty rachis, pedicel and ovary, as well as long-lasting, fragrant flowers. This species needs a distinct dry rest from water and fertilizer from fall through late spring when new growth initiates then water and fertilize copiously until growth matures in the fall. This species is found in very open forests so bright light and some direct sun is beneficial.

Synonyms Encyclia nemoralis [Lindley] Schlechter 1914; Epidendrum adenocaulon Lex. 1825; *Epidendrum adenocaulum La Llave & Lex. 1825; Epidendrum nemorale Lindley 1840;