Encyclia caicensis Sauleda & R.M.Adams 1978 Photo by Spencer Woodard and his Anthropogen Website

Common Name The Caicos Encylia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found only in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean on small trees in coastal scrub and coppices at low elevations as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte and rarely lithophyte on limestone with a short, stout, creeping rhizome giving rise to crowded, narrow, cigar-shaped pseudobulbs carrying to 4, rigid, shorter, erect, coriaceous, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute, very long leaves that blooms on an erect, fractiflex peduncle, rachis paniculate, laxly to densely many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, non-resupinate to resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol IV Withner 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing good;