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.