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Encyclia aenicta Bronze Encyclia


Bronze Encyclia , Encyclia aenicta


Encyclia aenicta Dressler & G.E.

Common Name The Bronze Encyclia

Flower Size 1" to 1 5/8" [2.5 to 4cm]

Nayarit Mx., 900m elev., West slope of Sierra near Riolleto, epiphytic on Oaks

Found from Central Mexico south to Nicaragua as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte that is related to E. diota and E. meliosma and occurs at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters in oak-pine and oak forests with clustered, conic-ovoid, to rounded pseudobulb carrying 1 to 3, apical, very stiff, acute to obtuse, gradually narrows below into the cuneate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an apical, 10" [25 cm] to 40" [1m] long, branched, many flowered inflorescence.