Encyclia isochila

Common Name: Equal-lipped Encyclia

Habitat: Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hispanola, Jamaica. Encyclia isochila grows on trees.

Plant Size: Small to Medium

Flower Size: About 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: Flowers are clear green. The flowers of Encyclia isochila are borne on an arching, branched flower stalk that has a few flowers. The flowers do not open fully and frequently self-pollinate.

Bloom Season: Spring

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: Encyclia isochila is an unusual species from the Caribbean that has self-pollinating flowers. Although not particularly attractive, some collectors like to have rare plants and some see the beauty in an ugly duckling.

Synonyms: Encyclia isochila var. tridens; Epidendrum belvederense; Encyclia bletioides; Epidendrum isochilum; Epidendrum isochilum var. tridens


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