Encyclia albopurpurea (Barb.Rodr.) Porto & Brade 1935 Photo by Jack Fowlie, Courtesy of Carl Withner

Another Flower? Photo by John Denson and his Cattleya Orchid Source Website

Fragrance Part SunHotWarm Winter Spring

Common Name The White and Purple Encyclia

Flower Size

Found in Para state of Brazil as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with almost rounded, pyriformpseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, long, narrow linear, acute leaves that blooms in the later winter and earlyspring on a elongate, many flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant vanilla scented flowers.

This species is part of the E oncidioides group

Synonyms *Epidendrum albopurpureum Barb.Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Pabst & Dungs 1975; Orchid Digest Vo0l 56 #4 1992 photo fide; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 6 Withner 2000 photo fide to the 1st photo; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975; Coletanea Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003