Encyclia fowliei

Common Name: Fowlie's Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil. Encyclia fowliei is found growing in the Brazilian state of Bahia where it grows near the top of trees. This species prefers coastal forests near the Atlantic coast.

Plant Size: Medium. The pseudobulbs of Encyclia fowliei are globose and grow to a little over an inch (3 cm) in diameter. One or two leaves are arched growing to 12 inches (30 cm). The entire plant is dark green with reddish undertones in the foliage, pseudobulbs, and leaves.

Flower Size: Large. The flowers have a 2 inch (5 cm) natural spread and are quite large for the genus.

Flower Description: Encyclia fowliei has unique yellowish-green petals and sepals that have pronounced red-brown veins and tessellation. Petals and sepals are spoon or paddle-shaped. The lip is small and flattened and white flushed with orchid and magenta. The 12 inch (30 cm) flower stem is dark and unbranched and bears.

Bloom Season: Spring. October and November in Brazil.

Growing Temperature: Intermediate. (Adaptable)

Additional Information: No other Encyclia species has flowers like this species.

Synonyms: Encyclia bahiensis, Epidendrum fowliei




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