Encyclia thrombodes

Common Name: Pflanz's Encyclia

Habitat: Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Peru. Encyclia thrombodes has been discovered growing near Villa Montes, Bolivia.

Plant Size: Medium. Leaves grow 8 to 14 inches (25-35 cm) long and 1 inch (2.5 cm) wide.

Flower Size: 1.5 inches (3 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers of Encyclia thrombodes are green washed with brown. Petals and sepals are pointed. The lip is spade shaped, white, and has rose markings. Many flowers are produced on a tall, branched flower stem that blooms amongst the leaves.

Bloom Season: Summer?

Growing Temperature: Intermediate

Additional Information: This species is the most southern member of the genus and grows on trees. Grow mounted and provide typical Cattleya growing conditions.

Synonyms: Epidendrum thrombodes, Encyclia pflanzii


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