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Encyclia bractescens

Encyclia bractescens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Encyclia
Species: Encycl. bractescens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Encyclia bractescens
(Lindl.) Hoehne 1952


Encyclia bractescens is a plant in the genus Encyclia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to spring with two to twelve 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Mexico, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala at elevations around 1200 meters

CultureEdit

Plants grow in intermediate to warm conditions and can be grown in medium size fir bark with perlite. Plant prefers drying periods between watering and bright light is recommended. Lengthen drying period a bit in the winter.

VarietiesEdit

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Encyclia bractescens 1 Encyclia bractescens variant Sepals and petals are green, lip is white with pink veins

NamingEdit

Common Name: Bractescent Encyclia


SynonymsEdit

  1. Encyclia acicularis (Bateman ex Lindl.) Schlechter 1914
  2. Epidendrum aciculare Bateman ex Lindley 1841
  3. Epidendrum bractescens Lindley 1840
  4. Epidendrum esculentum Lindl. 1853
  5. Epidendrum linearifolium Hkr. 1851

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