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Encyclia amanda Lovely Encyclia


Lovely Encyclia , Encyclia amanda


Encyclia amanda (Ames) Dressler 1971

Common Name The Lovely Encyclia

Flower Size 1/2" to 3/4" [1.25 to 1.9 cm]

Found from Oaxaca, Chiapas and Quintana Roo states of Mexico and Belize south to Panama in low rain forest as a small sized, hot growing, epiphyte at elevations of 40 to 1000 meters with pyriform, rugose pseudobubls enveloped basally by several, imbricating, scarious sheaths carrying 2 [sometimes one] apical, coriaceous, ligulate leaves and blooms in the winter on a racemose, 4 3/4" [12 cm] long, few [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence arising on a mature or maturing pseudobulb.

This species is said to be synomonous with Encyclia chloroleuca, but I will leave them separate at this time.

Synonyms *Epidendrum amandum Ames 1923