Encyclia steinbachii Schltr. 1922

Photo by Dario Melgar.


Common Name Steinbach's Encyclia [German Collector in Bolivia 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.6cm]

Found in Bolivia on rocks in open places at elevations around 450 meters as a medium sized, hot growing rupicolus orchid and has ellipsoid to narrowly ellipsoid pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, rigid, linear leaves and blooms in the late spring and early summer in cultivation in the northern hemisphere on a nodding, 10" [20 cm] long, several flowered, paniculate inflorescence with each branch carrying 6 to 8 flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 47 Schlechter 1922; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0323 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 photo fide