Encyclia expansa ( Rchb.f. ) P.Ortiz Valdivieso 1991 Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name or Meaning The Expanded Encyclia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia, Colombia as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with with pyric or conic, wrinkled pseudobulbs subtended by basal bracts that become papery with age and carrying 1 to 4, linear to oblanceolate, fleshy leaves that blooms in the winter through spring on an apical, 2' to 5' [60 to 150 cm] long, suberect or pendant, many flowered, heavily paniculate inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb.

Now said to be a synonym of E replicata but I await better references before uniting them

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination sp please use with caution!

Synonyms *Epidendrum expansum Rchb.f 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 246 Schlechter 1920 as Epidendrum expansum; *Orquideologia 18: 99 Ortiz 1991; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 drawing good;