Encyclia atrorubens (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918
Common Name Dark Red Encyclia
Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]
A bifoliate, medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species
found only in Oaxaca and Guerrero states of Mexico at elevations of
1100 to 2000 meters mostly in humid, oak forests with clustered,
conical to spherical pseudobul;bs carrying 2 narrow, linear leaves
that blooms in the summer on a 40" [1 meter+] long, branched, many
[20 to 100] flowered inflorescence.
Said to be a synonym of E diota, but I will leave them separate
at this time.
Synonyms Encyclia diota subsp. atrorubens (Rolfe) Dressler & G.E.
Pollard 1971; *Epidendrum atrorubens Rolfe 1896