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Encyclia yauaperyensis Yauapery Encyclia


Yauapery Encyclia, Encyclia yauaperyensis


Encyclia yauaperyensis (Barb. Rodr.) Porto & Brade 1935 Photo courtesy of İ Dalton Holland Baptista İ and Orchidstudium

Fragrance, Part sun, Warm to Hot, LATER Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Yauapery Encyclia [A province of Brazil in the Alto Amazonas]

Flower Size .8" [2cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil and is a unique species in that it is the only SA Encyclia with a triangular midlobe that is also apiculate and ends in a rounded or obtuse point. It is a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte occuring at elevations of 400 to 600 meters in subtropical forests with aggregated, lightly rugose, green pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, rigid, slender, subcoriaceous leaves and blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, suberect, paniculate, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, with 2 to 3 bracts and short flower bracts and carries sweetly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Epidendrum yauaperyense Barb. Rodr. 1891