Encyclia ceratistes

Common Name: Horned-Columned Encyclia

Habitat: Central America and Brazil, Columbia, and Venezuela. It is found growing in wet oak forests from 330 to 1600 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Large. The pseudobulbs are pear-shaped and have from one to four fleshy leaves.

Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers of Encyclia ceratistes have clear yellow-green petals and sepals and are star-shaped. The lip is white with purple veins. The column is dark and has projections on the cap that look like cow horns. The flower stem is long and arching and grows from 2 to 5 feet (60-150 cm) in length. Lots of flowers occur on the heavily branched stem that emerges from freshly matured growths.

Bloom Season: Spring to Fall

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: Grow Encyclia ceratistes mounted on cork plaques or in a well-drained slatted basket.

Synonyms: Epidendrum ceratistes, Epidendrum ramonense, Encyclia ramonensis, Epidendrum oncidioides var. ramonense, Encyclia oncidioides var. ramonensis; Encyclia oncidioides var. ramonense; Encyclia ramonensis; Epidendrum ceratistes; Epidendrum oncidioides var. ramonense; Encyclia peraltensis; Epidendrum peraltense; Epidendrum ramonense


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