Encyclia pilosa (C.Schweinf.) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1993

Drawing Photo by © David Hunt/ Drawing by Gordon Dillon

Part shade Hot Cool

Common Name The Hairy Encyclia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in southern Venezuela, Colombia and Peru at elevations around 100 to 1800? meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, narrowly linear, acute leaf that blooms on a terminal, erect, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, racemose to sparsely and shortly paniculate, to 10" [25 cm] long overall, several flowered inflorescence with small, triangular-ovate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Epidendrum pilosum C.Schweinf. 1843

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum pilosum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 parte 3 Foldats 1970 as Epidendrum pilosum; Native Colombian Orchis Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Cattleyas and its Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003