Encyclia meneziana

Common Name: Menezes's Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil. It was first discovered growing on trees in the southern part of the Brazilian state of Goias where it was collected at 600 meters in elevation.

Plant Size: Large. Mature plants in bloom can reach 1.5 meters in height. Pseudobulbs of Encyclia meneziana are large and have a pair of short leaves.

Flower Size: 2 inches (5 cm)

Flower Description: Encyclia meneziana has spade-shaped petals that are green washed with brown. The lip is white with magenta veins and spotting. There is no mention of fragrance in any of the literature.

Bloom Season: Summer.

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm

Additional Information: Encyclia meneziana was first discovered in the early 1990's. Currently, it is not in cultivation but would probably thrive under warm Cattleya growing conditions.

Synonyms: None.


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