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Encyclia pantens

Encyclia pantens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
SubTribe: Laeliinae
Genus: Encyclia
Species: Encycl. pantens
Alliance:
Binomial name
Encyclia pantens
Hook. 1830


Encyclia pantens is a plant in the genus Encyclia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to winter with five to fifteen 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in Rio Grande do Sul to Bahia and Minas Gerais states of Brazil at elevations of 500 to 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.


NamingEdit

Common Name: Spreading-flowered or Sweet-scented Encyclia


SynonymsEdit

  1. Encyclia odoratissima [Lindley] Schlechter 1914
  2. Encyclia serroniana [Barb. Rodr.] Hoehne 1952
  3. Epidendrum glutinosum Scheidweiler 1843
  4. Epidendrum odoratissimum Lindley 1831
  5. Epidendrum oncidioides var. itabirae W.Zimm. 1934
  6. Epidendrum serronianum Barb Rodr. 1877
  7. Exophya fuscata Raf. 1836; Exophya patens [Hkr.] Raf. 1836

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