Common Names: Duveen's Encyclia
Habitat: Brazil. Encyclia duveenii was first discovered in the 1970's around Grao Mogol in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.
Plant Size: Medium. Encyclia duveenii has narrow, upright conical pseudobulbs that are 2 inches (5-6 cm) tall. The leaves grow 6 inches (15 cm) long and are rounded at the tip.
Flower Size: 1 or 2 inches (2.5-5 cm)
Flower Description: Encyclia duveenii has dark glossy brown flowers with reflexed petal and sepal and a striking magenta lip. The flower stem is tall (to 65 cm) and branched. It bears up to 20 flowers per branched scape. Each branch can have 5 flowers.
Bloom Season: Summer?
Growing Temperature: Warm, Intermediate
Additional Information: This species grows well under typical Cattleya orchid conditions. Grow Encyclia duveenii mounted on cork or tree fern or grow in slatted baskets. Provide ample water during periods of active growth and reduce water once the growth has hardened. One source reports success growing the plant in a hanging basket near the glass with osmunda as the growing medium.