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.