Encyclia aenicta Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971 Photo by Jean Claude George

toand

Common Name The Bronze Encyclia

Flower Size 1" to 1 5/8" [2.5 to 4cm]

Nayarit Mx., 900m elev., West slope of Sierra near Riolleto, epiphytic on Oaks

Found from central Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte occuring at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters in oak-pine and oak forests with clustered, conic-ovoid to rounded pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, apical, very stiff, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an apical, 10" [25 cm] to 40" [1m] long, branched, many flowered inflorescence.

This species is related to E. diota and E. meliosma

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 drawing good; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide see E aenicta var leucoglossa; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 photo fide;

Encyclia aenicta Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971 var. leucoglossa

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------