Encyclia cajalbanensis Múj.Benítez, Bocourt & Pupulin 2004 photo by © Claude Hamilton

Inflorescence Photo by © Alejandro Pazo Daniel

Common Name The Cajabal Encyclia [A plateau in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba]

Flower Size 1.2" [2.8 cm]

Found in Pinar Del Rio Cuba as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphye or lithophyte with clustered, ovoid, rugose pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, fleshy, rigid, basally conduplicate, oblong-lanceolate, acute, dentate margin, variable sized leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, simple, to 24" [60 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence with small, clasping, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying sweetly scented flowers.

Similar to E fucata but differs in it's much larger plant and the shape of the larger lip with a reniform-suborbicular midlobe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 12 2004; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014