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Encyclia hanburyi Hanbury's Encyclia


Hanbury's Encyclia, Encyclia hanburii


Encyclia hanburyi (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914 Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Common Name Hanbury's Encyclia [English Orchid Enthusisast early 1900's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

A Mexican and Guatemalan, medium sized, warm to cool growing, terrestrial species found in well drained clay soil amid dry oak and pine forests on trees or occasionally rocks at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters with clustered, ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying 1 or 2 elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic oblong, obtuse leaves that flowers in the late winter through early summer on an apical, erect, to 3'4" [100 cm] long, racemose or branched, many [35] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum atropurpureum var. roseum (Bateman) Rchb. f. 1854; *Epidendrum hanburii Lindl. 1844