Encyclia ceratistes (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919
Common Name Horned-columned Encyclia - In Costa Rica "LLuvia
Verde" Green rain [refers to the color of the flowers] or "Lluvia de
Miel" Honey Rain [refers to their scent]
Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]
A large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte found in Mexico, El
Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama as well as Colombian and
Venezuelan species which is found from 330 to 1600 meters in
elevation within very wet oak forests or mixed hardwoods, with pyric
or conic, wrinkled pseudobulbs subtended by basal bracts that become
papery with age and carrying 1 to 4, linear to oblanceolate fleshy
leaves with an apical, 2' to 5' [60 to 150 cm] long, suberect or
pendant, many flowered, heavily paniculate inflorescence arising on
a newly matured pseudobulb that appears in the spring through fall.
Synonyms Encyclia oncidioides var. ramonense (Rchb. f.) Ames, F.T.
Hubb. & C. Schweinf. 1952; Encyclia ramonensis (Rchb. f.) Schltr.
1918; *Epidendrum ceratistes Lindl. 1844; Epidendrum oncidioides
var. ramonense (Rchb. f.) Ames, F.T. Hubb. & C. Schweinf. 1935;
Epidendrum ramonense Rchb. f. 1866;