Encyclia naranjapatensis Dodson 1977 Photo by The Ecuagenera Website

Another Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Rick Cirino


Common Name The Naranjapata Encyclia [A town In Ecuador]

Flower Size 1 1/4 [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in seasonally dry cloud forests on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with onion-shaped pseudobulbs, basally enveloped with green then becoming evanescent sheaths carrying 2 apical, strap-shaped, acute, conduplicate below and basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter through summer on a 24" [70 cm] long, branching, several to many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

This species is separated from other Ecuadorian species by its white lip and smooth ovary.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 069 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing/photo fide