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Encyclia inaguensis Inagua Encyclia


Inagua Encyclia , Encyclia inaguensis


Encyclia inaguensis Nash ex Britton & Millsp.1920 Photo courtesy of Rick Cirino

Common Name The Inagua Encyclia [The third largest island in the Bahamas]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm],  Fragance

Found in Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands in xerophytic, low woody, bushy and cacti coppices at the base of trees and the roots anchored onto it and into the limestone below at elevations under 20 meters as a medium to giant sized, hot to warm growing litho-epiphyte with somewhat elongate rhizomes and ascending between growths, upright, elongated, thin psuedobulbs enveloped basally by many sheaths, carrying 2, coriaceous to rigid, with one narrower than the other, apical, erect, narrow, linear, long, acute leaves from which the plant blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, to 4' 9.6" [144 cm] long, sparsely paniculate, sparsely [3 to 45] flowered inflorescence with super fragrant, tawny yellow flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum inaguense (Nash ex Britton & Millsp.) A.D.Hawkes 1957