Encyclia capartiana ( L.Linden ) Fowlie & D.Duveen 1992 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name Capart's Encyclia [French Orchid Enthusiast later 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in Pernambuco state of Brazil and is often cited as a synonym of E osmantha but differs in it's elongated, pyriform, dark green pseudobulbs and it's fall occuring inflorescence of 6 to 10' [180 to 300 cm] long, with to 90, large, sweetly fragrant flowers with 3 to 5 on each branch set it apart. It is found in association with Cattleya labiata.

Synonyms *Epidendrum capartianum L.Lind. 1891; Epidendrum godseffianum Rolfe 1892;

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Epidendrum capartianum drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 photo

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