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Encyclia incumbens Aromatic Encyclia


Aromatic Encyclia , Encyclia incumbens


Encyclia incumbens (Lindl.) Mabb 1984 Photo courtesy of Robert Weyman Bussey

Common Name Incumbent or Aromatic Encyclia

Flower Size to 1 1/2" [3.75 cm] , Fragance

An epiphytic species found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador that grows in hot to warm climates at elevations of 750 to 2100 meters in pine-oak and oak forests with conical to subspheric, clustered pseudobulbs that are often dark purple brown carrying 1 to 2 apical, linear-ligulate or elliptic-ligulate, acute or obtuse leaves and blooms in the spring on an apical, to almost 3' [90 cm] long, erect to gently arching panicle with fragrant [not so good] flowers that can be highly variable in color.

Synonyms Encyclia aromatica (Bateman) Schltr. 1914; Epidendrum aromaticum Bateman 1838; *Epidendrum incumbens Lindl. 1840; Epidendrum primuloides hort. ex Stein; Vanilla aromatica Sw. 1799