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Encyclia advena Advent Encyclia

 

Advent Encyclia, Encyclia advena

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Encyclia advena Brade 1935

Common Name The Advent Encyclia [A reference to it's first flowering time - December]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found inthe eastern Atlantic rainforests of Brazil at elevations of 200 to 800 meters as a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte that is said to be synonomous with E megalantha or E osmantha. Withner and Porto & Brade seems to think that this is a separate species so I will leave it as such at this time. The plant has conic-elongate pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by deciduous, imbricating sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate leaves and flowers in the Brazilian spring [December to March] on a terminal, 24 to 40" [60 to 100 cm] long, to 30 flowered, paniculate inflorescence 3 to 4 times the length of the leaves.

Synonyms Encyclia hollandiae Fowlie 1990; *Epidendrum advenum Rchb.f 1872

 

 

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