Encyclia conchaechila

Common Name: Shell-lipped Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil, Guyana, Peru, Paraguay, Venezuela. Encyclia chloroleuca is wide-spread in South America and grows on trees.

Plant Size: Small to Medium. Encyclia conchaechila has small, pear-shaped pseudobulbs with two narrow, erect leaves.

Flower Size: Small. Flowers are about an inch wide.

Flower Description: The flowers are recognized by a distinctive shell-shaped lip. Petals and sepals are narrow and pointed. Encyclia conchaechila blooms on a branched flower stalk. The flowers do not extend beyond the foliage.

Bloom Season: Spring?

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: Encyclia conchaechila is widespread in its native habitat. Grow mounted on cork and provide Cattleya light, humidity and air circulation.

Synonyms: Epidendrum conchaechilium, Epidendrum linearfoloides, Encyclia bicornuta, Encyclia amicta subsp. conchaechilia, Epidendrum bicornutum


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