Encyclia ivoniae Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1994 Photo by Rick Cirino

Common Name Ivona's Encyclia [Carnevali's Wife, Describer of species, Current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Venezuela and Roirama state of northern Brazil at elevations around 700 to 2000 meters in gallery or rain forests in well exposed locations on trees and the rocks beneath them as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphbyte and occasional lithophyte with clustered, pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, apical, linear, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, 3' 4" [1 meter] long, paniculate, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, fleshy, long-lasting flowers.

Similar to E chloraleuca but differs by the larger flowers and the longer, paniculate inflorescence.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Epidendrum halatum drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Epidendrum halatum drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 drawing god; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 064 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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