Encyclia archilarum W.E.Higgins 2009

TYPE Drawing by Fredy Archila and Studues of Encyclia in Guatemala Webpage


Common Name Archila's Encyclia [Guatemalan Orchid Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Alta Verapaz department of Guatemala in liquambar/oak forest at elevations around 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, linear, apically emarginate, oblique leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 20.4" [51 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with yellow green sepals and petals and a yellow white labellum.

Similar to E amanda but differs in the column shape, with an incised apex and with a lip with shorter nerves on the midlobe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Selbyana 30: 76 Higgins 2009 drawing fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018