Common Name: Fleshy-flowered Encyclia
Habitat: French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil
Plant Size: Large. Encyclia pachyantha is one of the largest members of the genus and has 4 inch (10 cm) tall pseudobulbs. Each growth has two 18 inch (50 cm) long leaves.
Flower Size: 2 inches (5 cm)
Flower Description: The flowers of Encyclia pachyantha are olive-green with a wash of rusty-brown towards the tips. The lip is straw colored and has reddish veins. Flowers are borne on a stiff, upright stem that may be branched or unbranched and extends beyond the leaves.
Bloom Season: Summer
Growing Temperature: Intermediate
Additional Information: This species is one of the largest in the Encyclia genus and the plants grow even larger than Encyclia oncidioides. Grow on tree fern or cork slabs and water frequently during dry weather and when actively growing. The flowers are large and attractive and the plants will grow into impressive specimens over time.
Synonyms: Epidendrum pachyanthum, Encyclia alboxanthina, Epidensrum pachyanthum, Encyclia hartwegii