Encyclia amicta (L. Linden & Rchb. f.) Schltr.
Common Name Two-Horned Encyclia
Flower Size to 1 1/4"
Found in Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, ?Argentina, Peru, Colombia
and Venezuela as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and
lithophyte at elevations around 400 meters with new onion-shaped
pseudobulbs enveloped completely by pale grey, scarious sheaths and
the older ones dark brown, shriveled, furrowed and shiney and are
generally leafless. The new pseudobulb carries 2, apical, linear,
acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves
that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, erect, 6" to 16"
[15 to 45 cm], dark brown, rough, several to 20 flowered, racemose
to shortly paniculate inflorescence arising on a matured pseudobulb.
Said to be a synonym of Encyclia flava but I will leave it
separate at this time.
Synonyms Encyclia linearifolioides (Kraenzl.) Hoehne 1938; *Epidendrum
amictum L. Linden & Rchb. f. 1855; Epidendrum linearifolioides