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Encyclia diurna Daytime Encyclia


Daytime Encyclia , Encyclia diurna


Encyclia diurna (Jacq.) Schltr. 1919 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name Daytime Encyclia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A medium sized, 2 to 3 leafed, epiphytic species found in Colombia, Surinam and Venezuela in slightly dense thickets and rainforests with ample air circulation at elevations up to 1650 meters with ovoid-conical, rugose, pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, apical, strap-shaped leaves that blooms on a terminal, 6' [2 meter] long, apical, paniculate or racemose, many flowered, brown or maroon inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and is much longer that the leaves and has very fragrant flowers that occur in the summer.

Synonyms Cymbidium diurnum [Jacq.] Sw. 1799; Cymbidium glandulosum Kunth 1816; Encyclia glandulosa [Kunth] Ortiz 1991; Encyclia remotiflora ( C.Schweinf. ) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1994; Encyclia virens Schltr. 1914; Encyclia wageneri [Klotsch]Schlechter 1919; Epidendrum diurnum (Jacq.) Poiret 1810; Epidendrum diurnum (Jacq.) Rchb. f. 1866; Epidendrum glandulosum (Kunth) Garay 1962; Epidendrum ochranthum Schltr. 1921; Epidendrum ochricolor A.D.Hawkes 1957; Epidendrum remotiflorum C.Schweinf. 1962; Epidendrum virens Lindl 1851; Epidendrum wageneri Klotsch 1851; *Limodorum diurnum Jacq. 1790;