Encyclia andrichii

Habitat: Brazil. Encyclia andrichii is native to the state of Espirito Santo in Brazil. It is found growing on trees at approximately 200 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Large. The leaves are 0.75 inches (2 cm) wide and 10 inches (25 cm) long and dark green.

Flower Size: Small.

Flower Description: The flower stalk grows up to three feet (100 cm) and has 15 to 20 flowers. The flowers of Encyclia andrichii are tawny brown or greenish brown and darker at the tips. The lip is white with flushes of rose coloration and veins. Flowers are mildly fragrant.

Bloom Season: Spring (October in Brazil)

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm

Additional Information: Little is known about the cultivation of Encyclia andrichii. It was first discovered outside the city of Sao Joao de Petropolis and described to science in 1992 (See Orchid Digest 56(3) for more information).

Synonyms: None.


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