Encyclia argentinensis (R. Speg.) Hoehne 1952 Photo by © Ecuagenera

Another Flower? Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Flower saltense type

Lip Detail of Flower saltense type Photo by © José Luis Panozo Añez

Common Name or Meaning The Argentine Encyclia

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool, strong growing species that likes bright light and has ovoid-oblongate to pyriform pseudobulbs that carry [usually] 2, long, coriaceous, narrowly-lanceolate, acute leaves and blooms in the spring on a terminal, 2 to 3 shortly branched, 16 to 42" [40 to 105 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

This is an exteremly variable species as can be seen by the number of Synonyms put forward by Lou Menezes and may ultimately turn out to be more than one species. The lumpers and splitters can have at it.

Synonyms Encyclia burle-marxii Pabst 1979; Encyclia confusa L.C.Menezes 1991; Encyclia goyazensis L.C.Menezes 1991; Encyclia meneziana J.González 1992; Encyclia pedra-azulensis L.C. Menezes 1992; Encyclia piracanjubensis L.C.Menezes 1991; Encyclia saltensis Hoehne 1938; Encyclia santos-dumontii L.C.Menezes 1992; Encyclia schmidtii L.C.Menezes 1991; *Epidendrum argentinense R. Speg. 1916;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dungs Vol 1 1975 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 as E goyazensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 as E schmidtii photo fide; Orchid DIgest No 55 No 3 1991 as E confusa photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 as E piracanjubensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 3 1992 as E pedra-azulensis photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 as E burle-marxii photo; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 1 1993 as E meneziana photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo good; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E burle-marxii photo good; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E confusa photo ok; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E goyazansis photo good; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E meneziana photo good; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E pedra-azulensis photo good; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E piracanjubensis; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E schmidtii photo good; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 046 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 as E santosdumontii photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as E goyazensis photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as E meneziana photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide

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