Encyclia fucata (Lindl.) Britton & Millsp. 1920


Photo courtesy of Luis Borges in Cuba


Common Name The Brown Veined Encyclia - In Cuba - Vainilla Amarilla

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Bahamas, Hispanola and Cuba in coffee plantations and deep forests at elevations around 300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte on coral rock or on solitary trees in grasslands with 2 to 3, linear-lanceolate, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on a terminal, erect, slender, to 28" [70 cm] long, panicle carrying many [50], very fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia hircina (A. Rich.) Acuña 1939; Epidendrum affine Richard 1850; *Epidendrum fucatum Lindl. 1838; Epidendrum hircinum Richard 1850; Epidendrum obcordatum Jenn. 1917; Epidendrum polyanthum Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum sagraeanum Richard 1850;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Epidendrum hircinum; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 asEpidendrum fucatum drawing fide; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum fucatum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 3 1962 as Epidendrum fucatum; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1938; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum fucatum; Las Orquideas Nativas de Cuba Aleida Dias 1985 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relativers Vol 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Iconografia de Orquideas Cubanas Perez & Bocourt 1997 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 9 2006 photo; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014