Encyclia caximboensis L.C.Menezes 1992 Photo by Marcos Campacci

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Flower Closeup Photo by Vitorino Paiva Castro Neto

FragrancePart shade Hot Winter through Spring

Common Name The Caiximbo Encyclia [Region of NE Brazil]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Para' State in northeastern Brazil growing on rocks at elevations around 400 meters as a small sized, hot growing lithophyte with conical to ovoid-oblong, basally rounded, brownish green pseudobulbs enveloped basally in youth by deciduous, imbricating sheaths and carrying 1, 2 or 3 apical, erect, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate, cymbidiform, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a terminal, erect, 20 to 30" [50 to 75 cm] long, rarely lateral branched, to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate stem-clasping bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Similar to E alata but differs in it's lithophytic habit and in it's tapering, triangular, wing shaped lateral lobes of the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasilieras 1 Encyclia 2003 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 137 Castro 2006 drawing/photo ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias 2003; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilienses II Plate 137 Castro 2006 drawing/photo fide