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Encyclia diota Two-eared Encyclia



Encyclia diota (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918

Common Name Two-eared Encyclia

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