Encyclia lutzenbergeri

Common Name: Lutzenberg's Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil and Venezuela. It has been found growing on rocks in the Brazilian states of Brasilia and Goias. Additionally, it is found growing in southern Venezuela.

Plant Size: Medium. The small pseudobulbs produce two leaves that grow to 8 inches (20 cm) long. The leaves are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide.

Flower Size: About 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: The petals and sepals of Encyclia lutzenbergeri are green and have veins running the length of the floral segment. The lip is white and has three purple veins running the length. The flower scape grows to 2 feet (60 cm) tall.

Bloom Season: Spring (October in Brazil)

Growing Temperature: Intermediate.

Additional Information: This species was discovered only in the last decade of the 20th century. Botanists are still trying to determine where this species fits into the framework of existing Encyclia species. It grows on rocks in nature and could probably be grown mounted on cork in clay pots with inorganic potting medium like rupicolous laelia species.

Synonyms: None.


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