Encyclia viridiflora

Common Name: Green-flowered Encyclia

Habitat: Brazil. The original specimen was collected near the city of Rio de Janeiro in the 1800's. It has not been seen in the wild in many years and is possibly extinct.

Plant Size: Medium to Large. Encyclia viridiflora produces large onion-shaped pseudobulbs that have two folded leaves.

Flower Size: Small. Less than 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Flower Description: The flowers of Encyclia viridiflora are green with a purple blotch at the base of the petals. Flowers do not open all the way and the flowers themselves are not really all that attractive. Several flowers bloom on a lightly branched panicle that grows among the leaves.

Bloom Season: Unknown

Growing Temperature: Intermediate to Warm.

Additional Information: Only one specimen has been found and it is the type specimen for the genus. It is quite possible that this species has been lost due to habitat destruction.

Synonyms: None.


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