Encyclia edithiana

Common Name: Edith's Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil. Encyclia edithiana was discovered growing on trees in the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

Plant Size: Medium. Encyclia edithiana has pseudobulbs that grow to 3 inches (7 cm) tall and are half as wide. The leaves are 9 inches (23 cm) long and 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide. Each growth has two leaves.

Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers of Encyclia edithiana are produced in great number on a 28 inch (70 cm) branched inflorescence. Individual flowers have yellowish-green spoon-shaped petals and sepals. The lip is white and heavily marked with rose veins. Fragrant.

Bloom Season: Summer. Encyclia edithiana blooms in September and October in Brazil (which is the spring season)

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm.

Additional Information: Encyclia edithiana was described to the scientific community in 1996 and is not yet widespread in orchid collections. It is truly a beautiful plant and deserves to be grown more widely. Grow mounted on cork for provide standard Cattleya growing conditions.

Synonyms: None.


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