Habitat: Venezuela. Encyclia auyantepuiensis is found growing only on one mountain in Venezuela. It grows mainly on rocks and occasionally on trees in its native environment.
Plant Size: Medium
Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Flower Description: Encyclia auyantepuiensis has star-shaped flowers that are widely spaced along the flower stem. The flower color is purple-brown with greenish-brown edges. The lip is white or greenish with purple veins.
Bloom Season: Summer
Growing Temperature: Cool to Warm
Additional Information: This species is rare and seldom cultivated but deserves more attention by devoted orchid hobbyists. Grow under standard Cattleya conditions. It probably grows best mounted on cork or grown in an inert media (like Aliflor) like rupicolous Laelias.