Encyclia aspera (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918
Common Name Rough-Stalked
Flower Size 1 1/16" [2.6 cm]
Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in tropical moist and dry
forests as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte at elevations of 20
to 600 meters with onion-shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical,
strap-shaped leaves that are conduplicate below into the
petiole-like base that blooms in the late winter and spring on a
reddish, rough, 96" [105 cm] long, fractiflex, racemose or
paniculate inflorescence with raspberry or cherry scented flowers.
This species responds best to a cork mount, given partial sun, high
humidity and even watering and fertilizing.
Synonyms Epidendrum asperirachis (Garay) A.D. Hawkes 1957; *Epidendrum
asperum Lindl. 1834; Encyclia asperirachis Garay 1953; Encyclia
trachypus Schltr. 1916