Common Name: Folded-Lip Encyclia
Native to: Columbia and Ecuador.
Plant Size: Large. The upright pseudobulbs of Encyclia replicata grow to 4 inches (10 cm) tall and the leaves are 18 inches (50 cm) long and wide.
Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm) or a little larger.
Flower Description: Petals and sepal of Encyclia replicata are light yellow with a chocolate-brown wash. The margins are lighter in color and the lip is white with rosy-pink markings. Many flowers grow on the branched, tall inflorescence that grows to 36 inches (90 cm) in height. Flowers are fragrant and last a long time.
Bloom Season: Late Spring
Growing Temperature: Intermediate.
Additional Information: Encyclia replicata is a large species and needs a large mount or slatted basket for best growth. Provide typical Cattleya growing conditions. The taxonomy and history of this species is somewhat confused.
Synonyms: Epidendrum replicatum, Encyclia maderoi; Encyclia magdalenae; Epidendrum bacigalupianum