Encyclia unaensis

Common Name: Una Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil. Encyclia unaensis is native to a narrow strip of the Brazilian coast in the state of Bahia. It grows on a narrow coastal strand that gets more than average rain. Cattleya kerrii and Laelia alorii grow in the same habitat.

Plant Size: Medium to Small. Encyclia unaensis has 1 inch (2.5 cm) pear-shaped pseudobulbs and one or two leaves that grow to 10 inches (25 cm).

Flower Size: Small. 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: The petals and sepals of Encyclia unaensis are olive-green with a brown wash and light yellow margins. The lip is cream colored and has colored markings. and a dark central spot. No fragrance.

Bloom Season: Spring (November in Brazil)

Growing Temperature: Warm to Intermediate.

Additional Information: Encyclia unaensis's habitat is preserved in a coastal park that also has a dwarf marmoset habitat. Not common in cultivation. Grow mounted on cork or in slatted wood baskets. Provide Cattleya growing conditions with more humidity and more frequent watering. The species comes from a wet, humid microclimate.

Synonyms: None.



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