Encyclia rzedowskiana Soto Arenas 2002 publ. 2003 Photo by Jaen Guzman


Common Name Redowski's Encyclia [Mexican Botanist current]

Flower Size .88 to 1" [2.2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca Mexico on savannahs of quartz sands and granite boulders at the border of riparian, subdeciduous forests at sea level to 1050 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with aggregate, conic-ovoid, somewhat globose pseudobulbs carrying 2, coriaceous-fleshy, ligulate, arcuate, acute, conduplicate into the base leaves that blooms in the mid winter through spring on a terminal, erect, peduncle, 1 bracted, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm ] long, paniculate, 2 to 3 branched, 12 to 26" [30 to 65 cm] long, successively 17 flowered inflorescence with cucullate-amplexicaul, widely ovate, obtuse scarious floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 565 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005