Encyclia cordigera

Encyclia cordigera

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Encyclia
Species: Encycl. cordigera
Binomial name
Encyclia cordigera
[HBK] Dressler 1964

Encyclia cordigera is a plant in the genus Encyclia.


Plant blooms from


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Plant is found growing in the dry forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Netherland Antilles, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and Peru at elevations of 0 to 900 meters


Plants grow in 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.


Encyclia cordigera alba Encyclia cordigera Sepals and petals are green, lip is white
Encyclia cordigera leucantha Encyclia cordigera leucantha Sepals and petals are brown, lip is white with a red patch


Common Name: Large-lipped Encyclia


  1. *Cymbidium cordigerum Kunth 1815
  2. Encyclia atropurpurea var. leucantha Schlechter 1922
  3. Encyclia atropurpurea var. rhodoglossa Schltr. 1922
  4. Encyclia atropurpurea var.rosea [Batem.] Summerhayes 1957
  5. Encyclia cordigera var rosea [Batem.] H.G.Jones 1969
  6. Encyclia doeringii Hoehne
  7. Encyclia duboisiana (Brongn. ex A. Rich.) Neumann 1845
  8. Encyclia macrochila (Hook.) Neumann 1845
  9. Epidendrum atropurpureum var. laciniatum Ames, 1935
  10. Epidendrum atropurpureum var. lionetianum Cogn. 1903
  11. Epidendrum atropurpureum var. longilabre Cogn. 1903
  12. Epidendrum atropurpureum var roseum [Batem.] Rchb.f 1854
  13. Epidendrum cordigerum (Kunth) Foldats 1969
  14. Epidendrum doeringii (Hoehne) A.D. Hawkes 1957
  15. Epidendrum duboisianum Brongn.
  16. Epidendrum longipetalum Godefroy-Lebeuf 1892
  17. Epidendrum macrochilum Hook. 1836
  18. Epidendrum macrochilum var. albopurpureum C. Morren 1846
  19. Epidendrum macrochilum Hooker var roseum Batem. 1839