Encyclia osmantha

Encyclia osmantha

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Encyclia
Species: Encycl. osmantha
Binomial name
Encyclia osmantha
(Barb. Rodr.) Schltr 1914

Encyclia osmantha is a plant in the genus Encyclia.


Plant blooms from fall to winter with up to thirty flowers. Flowers are 5 cm wide and fragrant.


Plant is found growing in the rainforest of Minas Gerais, Goias, Rio De Janiero, Sao Paulo and Espiritu Santu states of Brazil at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters.


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.


Common Name: Capart's Scented Encyclia


  1. Encyclia capartiana (L. Linden) Fowlie & Duveen 1992
  2. Encyclia lutzenbergii Menzes 1990
  3. Encyclia lutzenbergeri var. major L.C.Menezes 1992
  4. Epidendrum capartianum Linden 1891
  5. Epidendrum godseffianum Rolfe 1892
  6. *Epidendrum osmanthum Barb. Rodr. 1882