Encyclia buchtienii

Common Name: Buchtien's Encyclia Orchid

Habitat: Peru. Encyclia buchtienii if found in the Peruvian state of Cajamarca where it is found growing around 900 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Large. This species has tall cylindrical pseudobulbs and two or three leathery leaves.

Flower Size: Small.

Flower Description: Several small flowers are widely spaced on a 40 inch (1 m) unbranched flower stem.

Bloom Season: Spring?

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm

Additional Information: Encyclia buchtienii is similar to Encyclia ambigua and Encyclia tachychila. Grow mounted on cork or in slatted baskets. Cattleya growing conditions are adequate. The species was named in honor of Mr. Buchtien who was a prominent orchid collector in 20th century.

Synonyms: None.


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