Encyclia diota

Encyclia diota

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Encyclia
Species: Encycl. diota
Binomial name
Encyclia diota
(Lindl.) Schltr. 1918

Encyclia diota is a plant in the genus Encyclia.


Plant blooms in the spring with eighty 2 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found growing in the oak forest from Mexico to Nicaragua at elevations of 200 to 1800 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.


Common Name: Two-eared Encyclia


  1. Encyclia diota ssps diota Dressler & Pollard 1974
  2. Encyclia insidiosa (Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1920
  3. *Epidendrum diotum Lindl. 1843
  4. Epidendrum insidiosum Rchb. f. 1876

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