Encyclia meliosma

Common Name: Honey-scented Encyclia

Habitat: Mexico. Encyclia meliosma is found growing in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero, Morelos, and Oaxaca where it grows from 300 to 1500 meters in elevation. This species grows on trees in seasonally dry forests and foothills.

Plant Size: Medium. Encyclia meliosma has conical pseudobulbs and one or two fleshy, tongue-shaped leaves.

Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: Fragrant; the flowers smell like honey (although the fragrance is faint). Many flowers are produced on a tall (to 100 cm), branched inflorescence

Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer

Growing Temperature: Warm

Additional Information: Encyclia meliosma is closely related to Encyclia spatella and Encyclia aenicta.

Synonyms: Encyclia meliosma



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