Common Name: Santos Dumont Orchid
Habitat: Brazil. This species has only been discovered in a small area of Brazil on a military base where it grows on trees in seasonally flooded forests.
Plant Size: Medium-Large. Encyclia santos-dumontii has small, club-shaped pseudobulbs that have up to three leaves that grow up to 13 inches (34 cm).
Flower Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
Flower Description: The petals and sepals of Encyclia santos-dumontii are greenish-brown in color. The lip is white with purple veins. A few flowers are produced on an unbranched stem that does not exceed the height of the leaves.
Bloom Season: Summer?
Growing Temperature: Intermediate.
Additional Information: This species was named after Alberto Santos-Dumont who is the father of Brazilian aviation and was discovered on his birthday by a Brazilian Air Force officer. Encyclia santos-dumontii is not in cultivation to the best of my knowledge.