Encyclia remotiflora (C.Schweinf.) Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1994

Drawing Drawing by © Elmer W Smith

Part shadeHot

Common Name The Hairy Encyclia [refers to the lip]

Flower Size 1.52" [3.8 cm]

Found in Venezuela in the Amazonas area of the river Orinoco at elevations around 100 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing epiphyte with small pseudobulbs carrying 1 to sometimes 2, narrowly linear, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, few to several flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with gold sepals and petals and a white tipped lip and rose streaked disc.

Synonyms *Epidendrum remotiflorum C.Schweinf. 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI; Cattleyas and its Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003