~Encyclia luteo-rosea (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971 - See Oestlundia luteorosea (A. Rich. & Galeotti) W.E. Higgins 2001 Photo courtesy of Robert Weyman Bussey

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Common Name The Yellow-Pink Encyclia

Flower Size 1/2" [1.5 cm]

Found from Mexico to Nicaragua and south to Peru and Venezuela as a medium sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte that occurs at altitudes between 50 and 1400 meters in wet montane forests with ovoid pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying 4, apical, linear, acute, coriaceous, conduplicate at the base leaves that blooms with an apical, erect, 4 to 5" [12 cm] long, few-branched, loosely few flowered inflorescence arising on a mature, ovoid pseudobulb subtended by several, acuminate bracts, that is shorter or just longer than the leaves with small, nodding flowers occuring in the late fall and early winter.

Synonyms Epidendrum lineare Ruiz & Pav. 1798;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum lineare; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Epidendrum lineare; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 705 Dodson 1982; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 237 Bennett & Christenson 1995