Encyclia asperula Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1974

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers Photo by Peter Szabo

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Common Name The Asperulous Encyclia

Flower Size 1" [3 cm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and Belize as a small, compact, single leafed, hot to cool growing epiphyte from elfin forest, tropical rain forest and montain rain forests at elevations of 350 to 1250 meters with subglobose to ovoid-pyriform, slightly rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, linear, acute, fleshy-coriaceous, rigid, conduplicate below into the petiole-like base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence with a verrucose, purplish peduncle and rachis arising on a mature pseudobulb carrying longlasting, semi-fragrant flowers held at mid leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 15 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drwaing fide;

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