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Encyclia patens Sweet-scented Encyclia


Sweet-scented Encyclia , Encyclia patens


Encyclia patens Hook. 1830 Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

Fragrance, Part sun Hot to Cool, LATER Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name Spreading-flowered or Sweet-scented Encyclia

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

Found in Brazil from Rio Grande do Sul to Bahia and Minas Gerais at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters in gallery and rainforests as a large sized, hot to cool growing, 2 to 3 leafed epiphyte with elongated pseudobulbs and 2 to 3 lang, narrow, leathery leaves which flowers in cultivation in the later fall and early winter in Brazil on a 5" [12.5 cm] long, erect, stiff, loosely or densly few to many [5 to 15] flowered, paniculate inflorescence with very fragrant, long-lived, heavy textured flowers and do best in basket or slab culture.

Synonyms Encyclia odoratissima [Lindley] Schlechter 1914; Encyclia serroniana [Barb. Rodr.] Hoehne 1952; Epidendrum glutinosum Scheidweiler 1843; Epidendrum odoratissimum Lindley 1831; Epidendrum oncidioides var. itabirae W.Zimm. 1934; Epidendrum serronianum Barb Rodr. 1877;