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Encyclia phoenicea

Encyclia phoenicea

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


Encyclia phoenicea is a plant in the genus Encyclia.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in spring and fall with two to three 5 cm wide successive flowers. Flowers are fragrant with the scent of chocolate

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Is. and Grand Turks and Caicos

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

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Encyclia phoenicea 'Cherokee' Encyclia phoenicea 'Cherokee' Sepals and petals are green. lip is white.


NamingEdit

Common Name: Phoenician Encyclia


SynonymsEdit

  1. Epidendrum grahamii Hook. 1841
  2. Epidendrum phoeniceum Lindl. 1841

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