Encyclia pyriformis (Lindl.) Schltr. 1914 Photo by © Rick Cirino

Side View of Flower

Frontal of Flower Photo by © Luis A Borges Ochoa (Cuba)

Common Name or Meaning The Pear-Shaped Encyclia

Flower Size

Found in Cuba and the Isle of Pines on scrubby trees and fence posts as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 apical, erect, rigid, coriaceous, lanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, carinate margined leaves that blooms in the summer on a simple to paniculate, thin, 18" [45 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising on a newly arising pseudobulb and has concave, coriaceous, triangular floral bracts.

Synonyms Encyclia duboisiana (Brongn. ex A. Rich.) Neumann 1845; Epidendrum duboisianum Brongn. ex A. Rich. 1843; *Epidendrum pyriforme Lindl. 1847

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum pyriforme; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; AOS Bulletin Vo,l 27 No 5 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum pyriforme; CATALOGO DESCRIPTIVO DE LAS ORQUIDEAS CUBANAS Julián Acuña 1939/87; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol IV Withner 1996 photo/drawing good; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo fide; Lankesteriana Vol 18 [2] 2018 photo fide