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; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum subaquilum; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correl 1952; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epidendrum subaquilum; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1974 as Epidendrum subaquilum excluded species; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Hormidium subaquillum; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudon & Ibisch 1995 photo good; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol IV Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014