Encyclia bohnkiana V.P. Castro & Campacci 1999

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Another Flower with plant Photo by Rick Cirino


Common Name Bohnk's Encyclia [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and Original discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .65" [1.8 cm]

Found in Pernambuco, Alagoas and Sergipe states of northeast Brazil in the Atlantic rain forest at elevations of 50 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating deciduous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, smooth, elliptical leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, erect, 10" [25 cm] long, racemose, to 7 flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 047 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing good; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo good