Encyclia dasilvae V.P.Castro & Campacci 2000 Photo by Marcos Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence and Leaves Photo by Rick Cirino

Common Name Dasilva's Encyclia [Brazilian Orchid Researcher current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Para' state of Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 50 to 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, smooth, oblanceolate, cymbidiform, acute to subacute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, sparsely paniculate, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

Very similar to E granitica but differs in the smaller flowers, shorter rhizome, smooth margins of the tepals and the lateral lobes of the lip are shorter and farther from the midlobe of the lip while E granictica has larger flowers, a longer rhizome, undulate tepals, larger lateral lobes of the lip and they are close to the midlobe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Brasilensis I Campacchi & Casto 2000 drawing good; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide;