Encyclia parkeri Reina-Rodr. & Leopardi 2014

Side View of flower

InflorescencePhotos by Jeff Parker


Common Name or Meaning Parker's Encyclia [Jeff Parker, Co-Owner of Tropical Orchid Farm Hawaii current]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.36" [3 to 3.4 cm]

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia on the western slope of the western cordillera at elevations of 1300 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, but shortly creeping, ovoid, green, smooth in youth becoming finely wrinkled with age pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by white papery sheaths and carrying 3, apical, narrowly oblong-elliptic, somewhat twisted, thick, rigid, carinate midnerve in the lower half leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle green, thin yet fairly strong, paniculate, rachis smooth, 18 to 26.4" [45 to 66 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with slightly rough pedicellate ovaries and carrying showy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytotaxa 183: 164 Reina-Rodr. & Leopardi 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide