Encyclia fehlingii (Sauleda) Sauleda & R.M.Adams 1981Photo by © NICK CANNAZZARO

Common Name Fehling's Encyclia [A resident and orchid enthusiast of Andros Island Bahamas later 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Bahamas, mostly on Andros Islands as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte or epilithic with a short, stout, creeping rhizome giving rise to crowded, ovoid-elongate pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 [3], apical, suberect, coriaceous, linear-oblong, rigid, roughened margined, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, peduncle distally several sheathed, verrucose, paniculate, to 28" [70 cm] long, laxly to 50 flowered inflorescence with minute, ovate-triangular, obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms *Epidendrum fehlingii Sauleda 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Volume 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #1 2012 photo fide;