Encyclia gravida (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918 Photo by © The Ecured Website

Part Sun Warm Cool Fall

Common Name

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica and Trinidad in wet broadleafed forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, usually wrinkled, ovoid to subglobose pseudobulbs enveloped basally by scarious, evanescent bracts carrying 2 to 3, apical, rigid to flexible, coriaceous, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect to arcuate, peduncle terete, 3.6 to 11.6 [9 to 29 cm] long, racemose to paniculate, branches from .4 to 2.2" [1 to 5.5 cm] long, overall 4.8 to 28.4" [12 to 71 cm] long few to 24 flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms Encyclia monticola (Fawc. & Rendle) Acuña 1939; Encyclia oncidioides var. gravida (Lindl.) Hoehne 1952; Encyclia sintenisii (Rchb.f.) Britton in N.L.Britton & P.Wilson 1924; *Epidendrum gravidum Lindl. 1849; Epidendrum monticola Fawc. & Rendle 1909; Epidendrum oncidioides var. gravidum (Lindl.) Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweif. 1935; Epidendrum sintenisii Rchb.f. 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 photo fide; Cattleya and Their relatives vol 4 Withner 1996 as E monticola photo ok; Cattleya and Their relatives vol 4 Withner 1996 as E sintenisii photo ok; Cattleya and Their relatives vol 5 Withner 1998 photo/drwaing ok; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014