Encyclia goyazensis

Common Name: Goias Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil. Encyclia goyazensis is native to gallery forests in the Brazilian region of Marzagao and Caldas Novas where they are found growing at 600 meters in elevation. They grow on trees.

Plant Size: Large. The pseudobulbs of Encyclia goyazensis are large and grow almost 4 inches (9 cm) tall. Each growth has two or three 2 foot (60 cm) long broad green leaves.

Flower Size: Medium.

Flower Description: The petals and sepals of Encyclia goyazensis are greenish brown and blunt at the tips. The lip is white suffused with rose or magenta with long, pointed olive green mid-lobes. The flower panicle produces between 20 and 25 flowers and stands over 3 feet (1 m) tall. The flowers have a slight fragrance.

Bloom Season: Spring (October and November in Brazil)

Growing Temperature: Intermediate, Warm

Additional Information: This species is another recent botanical discovery. Little is known about the species and it is doubtful if it is available in the orchid trade. The plants are large and interesting and worthy of cultivation.

Synonyms: None.


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