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Encyclia polybulbon Many Bulbed Encyclia

 

Many Bulbed Encyclia , Encyclia polybulbon

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Encyclia polybulbon [Swartz] Dressler 1961

Common Name The Many Bulbed Encyclia

Flower Size to 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found from Mexico to Nicaragua and also in Jamaica and Cuba, in humid mixed forests on oaks as a miniature epiphyte or lithophyte, at an altitude of 600-3200 meters, as a cute dwarf species that likes a cool to hot environment with partial shade with ovoid to narrowly ovoid, laterally compressed, yellow-green pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, towards the apex, elliptic-lanceolate to elliptic-ovate, retuse leaves and blooms from fall to early spring on a single flowered, apical, 1/2" to 1 1/5" [1.25 to 3 cm] long inflorescence subtended by a slender spathe and arising from the apice of the mature pseudobulb and having a large fragrant flower. Grow mounted on tree fern, cork or wood to accomodate the rambling nature of the plant, full sun, cool to warm temperatures and you will be rewarded with multiple bloomings.

 

 

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