Encyclia lorata

Common Name: Strap-Lobed Encyclia

Habitat: Mexico. Encyclia lorata grows on trees in pine-oak forests in the mountains of the Mexican state of Guerrero where it is found between 1875 and 2100 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Small. Encyclia lorata has small, round, wrinkled pseudobulbs that have two sword-shaped leaves. Leaves are dark green in color and quite fleshy.

Flower Size: size

Flower Description: Encyclia lorata produces up to nine flowers on an unbranched (occasionally branched) flower spike that blooms among the leaves.

Bloom Season: Spring to Summer

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: Encyclia lorata is called the Strap-lobed Encyclia orchid because of two strap-shaped parts on the midlobe that distinguishes it from other species. Grow mounted on cork or tree fern or grow in a slatted basket. Provide Cattleya growing conditions.

Synonyms: None.


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