Encyclia gonzalezii L.C. Menezes 1991 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

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Another Flower angle Photo by Rick Cirino

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Common Name Gonzalez' Encyclia [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Goais and Tocantins states of Brazil in the montane forests at elevations around 200 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with conic-elongate, basally rounded, reddish initially pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating, deciduous sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, 24 to 36" [60 to 90 cm] long, paniculate, to 25 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, stem-clasping bracts and well spaced flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 062 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing/photo ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 as E tocantinensis photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo hmm; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 139 Neto 2006 drawing ok

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