Encyclia bragancae Ruschi 1976 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part sunWarm CoolFall

Common Name The Braganca Encyclia [A town in Espirito Santo state of Brazil]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform, basally rounded pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricate, deciduous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 apical, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly ligulate, cymbidiform, gradually becoming conduplicate towards the clasping base leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, rarely a few lateral branches, 7" [17.5 cm] long, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Encyclia xuxaensis Fowlie & Duveen 1991; Encyclia xuxiana Fowlie & Duveen 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 as E xuxaensis photo fide; Orchid Digesat Vol 56 No 4 1992 as E xuxiana photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilense I Plate 049 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide