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Euchile mariae Marie's Epidendrum


Marie's Epidendrum, Encyclia mariae


Euchile mariae [Ames] Withner 1998 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name Marie's Epidendrum [Mary Oestland - wife of Discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size to 3" [5 to 8 cm] , Fragrance

A warm to cool growing, medium sized, pendant epiphyte with 2 to 3, towards the apex, waxy gray, oblong or elliptic-oblong, acute foliage and ovoid, clustered, psuedobulbs is found at altitudes of 1000 to 1200 meters in dry oak forests in NW Mexico only, is best mounted on wood, and blooms in spring and summer with fragrant flowers on an apical, 2 to 11" [5 to 27 cm] long, suberect to arching, few [1 to 5] flowered inflorescence and is a semi-deciduous plant that requires a dry winter rest, moderate light and mounting on wood or tree fern.

Synonyms Encyclia mariae [Ames] Hoenhe 1952; *Epidendrum mariae Ames 1937; Prosthechea mariae (Ames) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998