Encyclia x gracilis (Lindl.) Schltr 1915 Drawing by Edwards vol 21 pl 1765 1836.

Common Name The Graceful Encyclia

Flower Size

Found in the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos at low elevations as a medium sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte or terrestrial with a short, stout, creeping rhizome giving rise to crowded, ovate-elongate pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, apical, erect, coriaceous, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, 3' and more [1 meter] long, paniculate, laxly many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying sweetly fragrant flowers.

This species has now been confirmed as a natural hybrid between E. correllii and E. fehlingii.

Synonyms Encyclia lucayana Sauleda & R.M.Adams 1981; *Epidendrum x gracile Lindl. 1836; Epidendrum x helleri Fenzl ex Hemsl. 1883; Doxosma x gracilis Raf. 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum gracile; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum gracile; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 6 1966 as Epidendrum gracile photo ok; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 76 #1 2012 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as an excluded species; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #8 2017 photo fide;