Encyclia auyantepuiensis Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1994 Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista © and Orchidstudium

Part sun CoolSpring

Common Name The Auyantepui Encyclia [refers to Devil's Mountain a Tepui in southern Venezuela]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Roirama Brazil in high montane forests on open sandstone outcrops at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing lithophyte with pyriform to elongate-pyriform, basally rounded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricate, deciduous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 apical, erect, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate-ligulate, cymbidiform, gradually becoming conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, erect, racemose, rarely with lateral branches, 12 to 18" [30 to 45 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as Epidendrum oncidioides not drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela, An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as E oncidioides drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 drawing good; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 136 Castro Neto 2006 drawing/photo fide; Boletim CAOB 69/70 2008 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;