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Encyclia naranjapatensis Naranjapata Encyclia


Naranjapata Encyclia, Encyclia naranjapatensis


Encyclia naranjapatensis Dodson 1977 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Naranjapata Encyclia [A town In Ecuador]

Flower Size 1 1/4 [3 cm] , Fragrance

Found in Ecuador and Peru in seasonally dry cloud forests on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with onion-shaped pseuodbulbs, basally enveloped with green then becoming evanescent, sheaths carrying 2 apical, strap-shaped, acute, condulpicate below and basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter through summer on a 24" [70 cm] long, branching, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant . This species is separated from other Ecuadorian species by its wjhite lip and smooth ovary.