Encyclia trachychila (Lindl.) Schltr. 1918

Another Flower Photos by The Species Identification Task Force Website

Common Name The Rough Lip Encyclia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of .

This species can be confused with E ambigua found in Chiapas Mexico and Guatemala, which has pale greenish cream flowers with narrowly oblanceolate-spathulate petals, a few broken lines of purple-pink dots on the lobes of the lip the midlobe of the lip with a few slightly raised veins showing very few to no warts and has a proportionally longer lip callus and obliquely triangular column auricles while E trachychila has brown sepals and petals, obovate-spathulate petals, a deep yellow lip with a midlobe carrying many prominent, purplish warts arising from raised lamellae and subquadrate column auricles.

Synonyms *Epidendrum trachychilum Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 61 #4 1997 as E ambigua photo fide;