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Encyclia microbulbon Brown Veined Encyclia



Encyclia microbulbon (Hook.) Schltr. 1918 Photo courtesy of Diederick Antoni Copyright

Common Name Small-bulbed Encyclia

Flower Size 2/3" [1.6 cm] , Fragrance

Found in Jalisco, Mexico, Puebla, Morelos, Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacan states of Mexico in seasonally, very dry oak forests or in moist pine-oak forests at elevations of 1400 to 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphytic species. The numerous, clustered, 3 noded, bronze-colored, longitudinally rugose pseudobulbs are round to conic-ovoid and enveloped by papery bracts and carrying 1 to 2, linear to linear-ligulate, acute to obtuse, apiculate, basally conduplicate, sulcate and caniculate above, coriaceous-fleshy, rigid leaves that blooms in the late winter through spring on a terminal, erect, often branched, terete, purple, 4.4" to 18" [11 to 45 cm] long, few to many flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, triangular-ovate, obtuse, mucronate, membraneous-papery floral bracts and carrying fragrant [when sunning] flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia sisyrinchiifolia (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr. 1918; *Epidendrum microbulbon Hook. 1841; Epidendrum sisyrinchiifolium A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845