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