Encyclia kingsii (C.D. Adams) Nir 1994 Photo by The Xanthoxyllum Website

Inflorescence Photo by Frank Roulstone , North Side, Cayman Islands

Common Name King's Encyclia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands near the ocean close to sealevel as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid-conical pseudobulbs carrying a single, rigid, coriaceous, linear, obtuse to rounded, conduplicate basally leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, slender, suberect, 22.8 to 30" [57 to 82 cm] long, paniculate, distally few branched, each branch to 4.8" [12 cm] long, to 8 flowered inflorescence that is much longer than the leaf and bears several, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Epidendrum kingsii C.D. Adams

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 drawing good; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014