Encyclia nizandensis Pérez-García & Hágsater 2003 Photo by Gustavo Anceps Victoria

Common Name The Nizanda Encyclia [A region of Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico in tropical, lowland montane, deciduous forests at elevations of sealevel to 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte, terrestrial or lithophyte on limestone outcrops with clustered, conic-ovoid pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by scarious sheaths and carrying 2 or 3, apical, coriaceous-fleshy, linear-lanceolate, arcuate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, racemose to paniculate, shortly branched, verrucose, 10 to 26" [25 to 66 cm] long overall, successively 3 to 20 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature psedudobulb and carrying, fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 564 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005 photo fide;