Common Name: Dark Red Encyclia Orchid
Habitat: Mexico. It is found growing between 1100 and 1200 meters in elevation in oak forests in the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero.
Plant Size: Medium. Encyclia atrorubens has round pseudobulbs that have two narrow leaves.
Flower Size: 1.5 inches (3.75 cm)
Flower Description: The flowers are dark, rudy red and similar (if not the same as) Encyclia diota. The plant produces a tall (1 meter) branched flower stem with many flowers.
Bloom Season: Summer
Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm
Additional Information: This may be the same as Encyclia diota. Grow mounted on cork or tree fern or in pots with a coarse growing media. Typical Cattleya conditions are acceptable for this species.
Synonyms: Encyclia diota subsp. atrorubens, Epidendrum atrorubens