Encyclia hamiltonii Sauleda & Esperon 2013 photo by Nick Cannazzaro

Another Flower photo by Ruben Sauleda and The New World Orchidaceae Website


Common Name Hamilton's Encyclia [Jamaican Orchid Nurseryman - Hamlyn Orchids - and all round good guy current]

Flower Size

Found in eastern Cuba in the ultramaphic nucleous of northeast Cuba from Sierra de Nipe in Holguin province to Baracoa in Guantanamo province as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating, scarious sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, coriaceous, stiff, linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect, slender, distantly several sheathed, to 10.4" [26 cm] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence with ovate, obtuse, concave floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; New World Orchidaceae *Nomenclatural Note - Issue No. 5 June 17, 2013 A New Species of Encyclia Hooker from Eastern Cuba Ruben P. Sauleda and Pablo Esperon Epublished