Encyclia bocourtii Múj.Benítez & Pupulin 2005

Photo by © Claude W. Hamilton of Hamlyn Orchids

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Photos by Luis A Borges Ochoa (Cuba)

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Photo by Katia Seagull and Her Orchid Web Site


Common Name or Meaning Bocourt's Encyclia [Cuban orchid Enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size

Found in Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Cuba in the extreme east on xerophytic shrubs in limestone areas along the coast near sea level as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte, with ovoid, rounded in cross section, enveloped basally by scarious, triangular sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, thick, coriaceous, narrowly lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a slender, erect, sparsely paniculate, each branch 2.4" [6 cm] long, each branch 2 flowered, overall laxly flowered, overall 8 to 20" [20 to 50 cm] long, to 12 flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as E sp Pg 258 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014