Encyclia thrombodes (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1921 Photo by Dario Melgar

Petals more correct to drawings Photo by Cassio van den Berg

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Common Name Pflanz's Encyclia [German Orchid Collector in Bolivia early 1900's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bolivia in subxerophytic forests at elevations of 850 to 2370 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte on tree trunks or terrestrial with ovate, wrinkled with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally in youth by a few scarious bracts and carrying 2 apical, erect, linear, acute conduplicate towards the base into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, branched, several to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Encyclia pflanzii Schltr. 1922; Epidendrum pflanzii (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957; *Epidendrum thrombodes Rchb.f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 46 Schlechter 1922;; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Scweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum thrombodes; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0322 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as E pflanzii drawing differs most in the petals, our photo has bilobed apex with acute lobes; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E thrombodes photo hmm

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