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Encyclia plicata Pleated Encyclia


Pleated Encyclia , Encyclia plicata


Encyclia plicata Britt & Millsp. 1920 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part sun, Warm to Hot Spring to EARLY Summer

Common Name The Pleated Encyclia

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

Found in Cuba and the Bahamas as an epiphyte or occasional lithophyte, this large sized Encyclia appreciates a warm to hot environment, high humidity and a decided rest after growth matures, when it blooms on a terminal, 2 1/2' [75 cm] long, erect, several to many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature, crowded, narrowly ovoid-subterete pseudobulb subtended by scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 3 apical, erect, coriaceous, rigid, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute leaves with the flowers opening in succession and occuring in the spring and early summer and is best mounted on a branch.

Synonyms *Epidendrum plicatum Lindley 1847