Encyclia fowliei Duveen 1990 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name Fowlie's Encyclia [American orchid enthusiast and botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil in Atlantic coastal rainforests at elevations of 200 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte on branches near the tree tops, in bright places with spherical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several evanescent sheaths carrying 1 to 2, apical, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate leaves and blooms in the summer in Brazil on a terminal, erect, to 3'6" [to 105 cm] long, paniculate, several to many [to 15] flowered inflorescence with lanceolate stem clasping bracts and well spaced, very showy, tea-scented flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum fowliei (Duveen) J.M.H.Shaw 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 2 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 photo; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 059 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Boletim CAOB 52 2003 photo fide; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide

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