Encyclia maderoi Schltr. 1920

Side View of Flower Photos by Jay Pfahl

Inflorescence Photo by Rick Cirino

Common Name Madero's Encyclia [Colombian, original collector of species 1900's]

Flower Size 1.52" [3.8 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia at elevations around 1000 meters in well exposed locations on trees as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, linear, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, 12 to 24" " [30 to 60 cm] long, paniculate, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Now thought to be a synonym of E replicata, I have kept them separate pending better references.

Synonyms Epidendrum bacigalupianum A.D.Hawkes 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 155 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 254 Schlechter 1920; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo/drawing fide;