Encyclia edithiana L.C. Menezes 1996 Photo by Mauro Rosim

Inflorescence Photo by E Schnurr

Common Name or Meaning Edith's Encyclia [Refers to Edith Mairnelli Oliveira Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas state of Brazil along rivers in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovate-elongate pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating, evanescent sheaths carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the Brazilian spring and summer an a terminal, erect, paniculate, 24" [60 cm] long, to 30 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, stem-clasping bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Now said to be a synonym of E replicata but I have left it separate pending better references.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 057 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide