Encyclia withneri (Sauleda) Sauleda & R.M. Adams 1981 Photo by Gene Schurg.

Common Name Withner's Encyclia [American Botanist died 2012]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found only on Andros Island in the Bahamas as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte occuring in high coppice habitats with a short, stout, creeping rhizome giving rise to crowded, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by a few scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, suberect, coriaceous, rigid, linear-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, distally several sheathed peduncle, rachis paniculate, spreading branched, to 24" [30 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with minute, ovate-triangular, obtuse to acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Epidendrum withneri Sauleda 1977

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;

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