Encyclia alboxanthina Fowlie 1990 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr

FragrancePart sun Warm LATESpring EARLYSummer

Common Name The White and Yellow Encyclia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Bahia state of Brazil on rocks at elevations around 800 to 850 meters as a medium sized, warm growing lithophyte with elongate, ovate pseudobulbs carrying thick, rigid, erect, mid-green leaves and blooms in the late spring and early summer on a to 32" [ 80 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with strongly scented flowers

Often cited as a synonym of E pachyantha but I will leave them separate for now.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 045 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Orquideas da Chapada Diamantina Britto & Cribb 2005 photo/drawing fide;