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Encyclia mooreana

Encyclia mooreana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Encyclia
Species: Encycl. mooreana
Alliance:
Binomial name
Encyclia mooreana
(Rolfe) Schltr. 1914


Encyclia mooreana is a plant in the genus Encyclia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with many flowers. Flowers are 2.5 cm wide and has a honey fragrance.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in lower montane forest of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at an elevations of 270 to 2100 meters

CultureEdit

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.

VariantsEdit

ImageNameDescription
Encyclia mooreana1 Encyclia mooreana variant Sepals and petals are green. lip is purple and white.

NamingEdit

Common Name: Moore's Encyclia


SynonymsEdit

  1. Encyclia brenesii Schlechter 1923
  2. Encyclia oncidioides var. mooreana (Rolfe) Hoehne 1952
  3. Encyclia tonduziana Schlechter 1923
  4. *Epidendrum mooreanum Rolfe 1891
  5. Epidendrum oncidioides var mooreanum [Rolfe]Ames Hubbard & Schweinf. 1935
  6. Epidendrum tonduzianum Schlechter 1923

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