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Encyclia atrorubens Dark Red Encyclia


Dark Red Encyclia , Encyclia atrorubens


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