Encyclia cardimii

Habitat: Brazil. Encyclia cardimii was discovered by Arturo Ferreria de Mellow near Motes Claros in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. It was found growing on rocks in mountainous terrain in central Brazil.

Plant Size: Medium. The pseudobulbs are tall and narrow (up to 8 cm tall) and the leaves grow to 8 inches (20 cm) long. Leaves are almost 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide.

Flower Size: About 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: Encyclia cardimii has yellow-brown petals and sepals. The lip is white with magenta veins.

Bloom Season: Spring?

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: Encyclia cardimii seems to be lost to cultivation at the moment. The flower is different than many other rupicolous Encyclia species and should be rediscovered and distributed to the orchid growing community for preservation.

Synonyms: Encyclia oncidioides


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