Encyclia angustifolia (Sw.) Schltr. 1918 Photo by David Hunt

Common Name The Narrow-Leaved Encylia

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found only in Jamaica on trees at elevations around 450 to 500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with densely clustered, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths and carrying a single, grass-like, linear-ligulate, obtuse, obliquely emarginate leaf that blooms in the winter on a slender, paniculate, 6.4 to 10.8" [16 to 27 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with small, few, distant, adpressed, triangular, acute to obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms Encyclia subaquila (Lindl.) Nir 1994; *Epidendrum angustifolium Sw. 1788; Epidendrum harrisii Fawc. 1899; Epidendrum subaquilum Lindl. 1846;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Epidendrum subaquillum; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correl 1952; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol IV Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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