Encyclia candollei (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914
Common Name Candole's Encyclia [Swiss Botanist Family 1800's]
Flower Size 1" [2.2 cm]
Vera Cruz MX., 1433m Elev., At top of Huatusco Barranca,
epiphytic on Oaks.
Found in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico as a medium sized epiphyte
usually on oaks at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters in oak forests
with clustered, ovoid-conical to globose pseudobulbs enveloped
basally by several scarious, soon evamescent sheaths and carrying 1
to 3, coriaceous, elliptic-ligulate to narrowly lanceolate, acute or
obtuse, basally clasping leaves where it blooms in the spring and
summer on a terminal, to 36" [to 90 cm] long, loosely many flowered
panicle arising on a mature psuedobulb with several [2 to 8]
flowered, short branches carrying weakly fragrant flowers held way
above the leaves.
Synonyms Encyclia flabellata (Lindl.) B.F. Thurston & W.R.
Thurston 1977; Encyclia laxa Schltr. 1918; *Epidendrum candollei
Lindl. 1839; Epidendrum cepiforme Hook. 1839; Epidendrum flabellatum
Lindl.1853; Epidendrum laxum Schlechter 1918