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Encyclia edithiana Edith's Encyclia


Edith's Encyclia, Encyclia edithiana


Encyclia edithiana L.C. Menezes 1996 Photo by Reginaldo Baiao

Common Name or Meaning Edith's Encyclia [Refers to Edith Mairnelli Oliveira Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas state Brazil along rivers in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovate-elongate psueobulbs enveloped by imbricating, evanescent sheaths carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the Brazilian spring and summer an a terminal, erect, paniculate, 24" [70 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence with lacneoalte, stem-clasping bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.