Encyclia advena Brade 1935 Photo by Patricia Harding

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr

Common Name The Advent Encyclia [A reference to it's first flowering time - December]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the eastern Atlantic rainforests of Brazil at elevations of 200 to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with conic-elongate pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by deciduous, imbricating sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate leaves and flowers in the Brazilian spring [December to March] on a terminal, 24 to 40" [60 to 100 cm] long, to 30 flowered, paniculate inflorescence 3 to 4 times the length of the leaves.

This species is said to be synonomous with E megalantha or E osmantha. Withner and Porto & Brade seems to think that this is a separate species so I will leave it as such at this time.

Synonyms Encyclia hollandiae Fowlie 1990; *Epidendrum advenum Rchb.f 1872

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Pabst & Dungs 1975; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 48 no 4 1984 as E hollandiae; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 as E hollandiae photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 as E hollandiae photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 as E hollandiae photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 044 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Boletim CAOB 50 2003 photo good; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide