Encyclia randii [Barb.Rodr.]Porto & Brade 1935 Photo by E Schnurr

Inflorescence Photo by Jay Pfahl

Flower Closeup Photo by Tennis Maynard

LATE to EARLY

Common Name Rand's Encyclia [English Orchid Enthusiast ]

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.4 cm]

Found in northern to western Brazil, Peru and Paraguay in the hot rainforest lowlands at elevations of 10 to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing, light loving, epiphytic species with pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several evanescent, imbricating sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 apical, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate-ligulate, cymbidiform leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an apical, 2' [60 cm] long, erect to arcuate, several to many [10 to 20] flowered, paniculate inflorescence that is longer than the leaves carrying strongly scented flowers .

Synonyms Encyclia randiana [Linden & Rodg.] Withner 2000; *Epidendrum atropurpureum var randii. (Barb.Rodr.) Linden & Rodigas 1886; Epidendrum atropurpureum var. randianum hort.; Epidendrum randianum Barb. Rodr. 1886; Epidendrum randii Barb Rodr. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 3 1962 photo as Epidendrum atropurpureum var randii; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 10 1966 photo as Epidendrum atropurpureum var randii; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 photo; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo/drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 071 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawimg ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 8 2006 photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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Encyclia randii Brade var. rondoniensis Jose Gonzalez 1991

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide;

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