Encyclia selligera

Encyclia selligera

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

Encyclia selligera is a plant in the genus Encyclia.


Plant blooms from winter to spring with many fragrant flowers. Flowers are 3.75 cm wide.


Plant is found growing on small trees and limestone in the oak forest of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico and the Bahamas at elevations of 0 to 2200 meters


Plants grow in cool 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.


Encyclia selligera1 Encyclia selligera variant Sepals and petals brown and light yellow. Lip is yellow with red streaks.


Common Name: Saddle-lipped Encyclia


  1. Epidendrum selligerum Bateman ex Lindl.1838
  2. Epidendrum violodora Galeotti ex Lindl. 1853

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