Encyclia kennedyi (Fowlie & Withner) Hágsater 1973

Another Color form? Photo courtesy of Noble Bashor


Nayarit Mx., 1465m elev., epiphytic on trees near Aqua Maria.

Common Name Kennedy's Encyclia [American Discoverer of species 1900's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found only in Durango and Sinaloa Mexico as a medium sized, cool growing, 2 leafed epiphyte in pine-oak forests at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters with 2 leaves that flowers in the late spring and early summer on an apical, simple, 3 to 12 flowered infloresence.

Very similar to and often cited as a synonym of E adenocaula yet differs in having redder flowers and a prominent midvein on the lip as well as narrower lateral lobes.

Synonyms Encyclia adenocaulos subsp. kennedyi (Fowlie & Withner) Soto Arenas, Salazar & Hágsater 2002 publ. 2003; Encyclia adenocaula var. kennedii (Fowlie & Withner) Hágsater & R. González 1975; *Epidendrum kennedyi Fowlie & Withner 1973

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 37 No 2 1973 as Epidendrum kennedyii photo/drawing fide; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1976 as E adenocaula var kennedyi photo fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 10 576 - 632 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchid Digest Vol 44 No 3 1980 photo fide as Epidendrum kennedyi; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 #7 1980 as E adenocaule var kennedy photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 photo fide;