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Encyclia seidelii Seidel's Encyclia


Seidel's Encyclia, Encyclia seidelii


Encyclia seidelii Pabst 1976 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Seidel's Encyclia [Brazilian Orchid Nursery Owners Current]

Flower Size 1 3/5" [4 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo, Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool to warm growing lithophyte with conical to pyriform, bright reddish with sun pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, cymbidiform leaves and blooms in the Brazilian spring [November- January]and summer on a, terminal, erect, 2'4" [70 cm] long, racemose, several [8 to 10] flowered inflorescence with lancelolate, stem clasping bracts and unscented flowers that are smaller for the genus. Similar to E kundergraeberii but differs in being rupicolous, a long rhizome, short and wide leaves and the midlobe of the lip larger than the lateral lobes.