Encyclia megalantha (Barb. Rodr.) Porto & Brade 1935 Photo by Wilma Braga

Another Clone Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name Giant-Flowered Encyclia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brazil as a medium to large sized, two leafed epiphyte with conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, strap-shaped leaves that blooms in the winter on a noddding, 24" to 28" [60 to 70 cm] long panicle of many flowers.

Said to be a synonym of E advena. I will wait for more information before any change is made.

Synonyms *Epidendrum megalanthum Barb. Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fidde; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 no 3 1991 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 as E hollandiae photo; Manual of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb, & Launert 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992; Botanicas Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo ok