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Encyclia candollei Candole's Encyclia


Candole's Encyclia, Encyclia candollei


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