Encyclia grisebachiana (Cogn.) Acuña 1939

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Photos by © Claude Hamilton


Common Name Griesbach's Encyclia [German Botanist - Collected in West Indies late 1800's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Cuba in Pinar del Rio on sandy savannahs and palm barrens at sea level to 100 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid to ovoid-oblong pseuodbulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, rigid, oblong to obo-oblong, often mucronate leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, 13.2 to 24" [33 to 60 cm] long, simple to paniculate, many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms *Epidendrum grisebachianum Cogn. 1910; Prosthechea grisebachianum (Cogn.) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum griesbachianum; *Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1939/87; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #12 2012 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014