Encyclia inopinata Leopardi , Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2016

Dissection of flower Photo by Carlos L. Leopardi-Verde and Phyto Keys webSite

part sun Cool springEARLY summer

Common Name The Unexpected Encyclia

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.36" [3 to 3.4 cm]

Found in Oaxaca state of western Mexico at elevations around 1200 to 1300 meters as a large sized, cool growing lithophyte with clustered, ovoid to pyriform, green and smooth in youth, maroon or purple stained with age pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, linear-oblong to oblong-ligulate, subacute, coriaceous, dark green to purple tinged, conduplicate below leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, racemose to paniculate, 3 to 4 branched, each branch 1.4 to 4.4" [2.6 to 11 cm] long, 24 to 36" [60 to 90 cm] long ovarall, to 50 flowered inflorescence with 3 to 8 flowers on each branch

Related to E diota, E insidiosa and E aenicta


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *PhytoKeys 58: 87-95 (12 Jan 2016) doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.58.6479 http://phytokeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=6479; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #3 2016 photo fide;