Encyclia osmantha

Common Name: Capart's Scented Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil. Encyclia osmantha is found growing in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais from Casa de Pedra to St. Jose d'El-Rey.

Plant Size: Medium. The pseudobulbs of Encyclia osmantha produce two leaves.

Flower Size: 2 inches (5 cm)

Flower Description: The petals and sepals of Encyclia osmantha are brown suffused with greenish-yellow. The lip is white and has magenta veins. Fragrant. The flowers are cupped, waxy and long-lasting (up to 2 months).

Bloom Season: Spring?

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: This species is available from orchid growers and at orchid shows and is loved for its flower size and fragrance. There are a few named clones. Grow mounted on cork bark or tree fern mounts. Grow under standard Cattleya conditions and provide ample water and fertilizer during periods of active growth. Attractive and satisfying.

Synonyms: Epidendrum osmanthum, Epidendrum capartianum, Epidendrum godseffianum



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