Encyclia recurvata

Common Name: Recurved-Lip Encyclia

Habitat: Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana.

Plant Size: Small. The pseudobulbs of Encyclia recurvata grow 2 inches (5 cm) tall and have two 12 inch (30 cm) long leaves that are 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide.

Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm) or a little bigger.

Flower Description: Fragrant. Sepals have tips that bend backwards. The petals and sepals are green washed with brown. The lip is white or yellowish white with dark red veins. Several flowers are produced on maturing growths. The flower stem reaches just above the foliage and grows to 8 inches (20 cm) in height.

Bloom Season: Summer.

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm.

Additional Information: Encyclia recurvata is an unusual species and is not widely grown. Grown on cork plaques or in slatted baskets. Provide typical Cattleya orchid growing conditions.

Synonyms: Epidendrum halatum; Epidendrum recurvatum


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