Encyclia microtos (Rchb. f.) Hoehne 1952 Photo by Ed Merkle

Another Flower Photo by Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name The Tiny-Eared Encyclia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Peru and Brazil in wet montane forests as a small sized, caespitose, warm growing epiphyte at elevations around 600 meters with ellipsoid, conical or tapered above, glossy smooth pseudobulbs subtended by several scarious sheaths. There are 2, apical, linear-oblong and conduplicate, clasping at the base leaves that bloom in the winter in nature on a terminal, erect, then arching, to 40" [to 100 cm] long, paniculate, loosely 3 to 5 flowered on each separate branch, many flowered inflorescence covered with pustules or whitish pappilae.

Synonyms *Epidendrum microtos Rchb. f. 1856

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Epidendrum microtis; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum microtos; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo/drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 037 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide