Encyclia triangulifera (Rchb. f.) Acuña 1939

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Common Name or Meaning The Triangular Encyclia

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in western Cuba in thickets in serpentine regions at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with pyriform, crowded pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths and carrying, 2 short, stiff, linear-ligulate, subacute, coriaceous, thick leaves often suffused with red spots from high sun that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an elongate, slender, fractiflex, verrucose, reddish, laxly few [6 to 8] flowered, 16" [40 cm] long, racemose or few branched inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and having a few sheaths

There is a lot of confusion on this species and Encyclia bipapularis as this species has been said to be synomonous with it but I can assure you that they are different.

Synonyms Epidendrum triangulatum Griseb. 1866; *Epidendrum trianguliferum Rchb. f. 1865;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum trianguliferum; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as E bipapularis; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Cattleya and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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