Encyclia silvana Campacci 2003 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part sunHotLATESpringSummer

Common Name Silva's Encyclia [Brazilian discoverer of species current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southeastern Bahia state of Brazil in rain forests at elevations of 10 to 50 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, rounded basally pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricate, deciduous sheaths and carrying 2, apical, coriaceous, smooth, oblanceolate, cymbidiform leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, racemose, rarely with lateral branches, 6" [15 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol II Plate 142 Castro Neto 2006 drawing fide/photo good