Encyclia inaguensis Nash ex Britton & Millsp.1920 Photo by Rick Cirino

Common Name The Inagua Encyclia [The third largest island in the Bahamas]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands in xerophytic, low woody, bushy and cacti coppices at the base of trees and the roots anchored onto it and into the limestone below at elevations under 20 meters as a medium to giant sized, hot to warm growing litho-epiphyte with somewhat elongate rhizomes and ascending between growths, upright, elongated, thin psuedobulbs enveloped basally by many sheaths, carrying 2, coriaceous to rigid, with one narrower than the other, apical, erect, narrow, linear, long, acute leaves from which the plant blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, to 4' 9.6" [144 cm] long, sparsely paniculate, sparsely [3 to 45] flowered inflorescence with super fragrant, tawny yellow flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum inaguense (Nash ex Britton & Millsp.) A.D.Hawkes 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing good;