Encyclia diota (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918
Common Name Two-eared
Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]
Found from Mexico to Nicaragua as a medium sized, hot to warm
growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial which occurs at
elevations of 200 to 1800 meters in warm pine-oak, and tropical
deciduous forest with conical, ovoid, wrinkled pseudobulbs with 1 or
2 linear-liguate, keeled leaves which blooms mostly in the spring on
an apical, 12 to 40" [30 to 100cm] long, minutely verrucose, raceme
or panicle arising on a mature pseudobulb and is much longer than
the leaves with many [10 to 80], showy, fragrant flowers.
Synonyms Encyclia diota ssps diota Dressler & Pollard 1974;
Encyclia insidiosa (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920; *Epidendrum diotum Lindl.
1843; Epidendrum insidiosum Rchb. f. 1876