Encyclia thienii Dodson 1989 Photo By Jay Pfahl

Common Name Thein's Encyclia [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Ecuador at elevations of 450 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, narrowly oblong, coriaceous, obtuse, articulate at the base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an apical, erect, paniculate, smooth, to 2" [60 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 458 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 055 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E thienii drawing okish; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2002 drawing/photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010 drawing fide;