Encyclia cardimii Pabst 1977
Common Name Cardim's Encyclia [Brazilian Nurseryman 1900's]
Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]
Found in Brazil and said by Campacci to be a Synonym of E
oncidioides but many feel that it is not. I have it separate here.
To quote Rick Cirino " This plant was brought back from Brazil by
Jack Fowlie, by the way of Verboonen. This plant matches the type of
Encyclia cardimii, according to Marv Ragan, Dave Hunt, and myself.
This plant is in no way a match for Encyclia Oncidiodes. If the
Brazilians looked at the type, they would not have made this
mistake." The orchid has narrowly ovoid psuedobulbs carrying 3
apical, erect, coriaceous, obtuse leaves that blooms on a terminal,
racemose, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, to 4 flowered inflorescence.