Encyclia profusa [Rolfe] Dressler and Pollard 1971 Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name Profuse Encyclia [refers tothe many flowers]

Flower Size1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

Found in Colombia as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with two leaves that blooms in the spring on a 18" [45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Epidendrum profusum Rolfe 1914; Epidendrum oncidioides var profusum [Rolfe] Ames 1935; Encyclia oncidioides var profusa 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as EPidendrum oncidioides var profusum; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #5 1970 as Epidendrum profusum drawing fide; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1974 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 Photo fide