Encyclia xerophytica Pabst 1976 Photo by Winsome Orchids and their Winsome Orchids Website


Common Name The Desert Encyclia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the coastal Atlantic forest of Bahia state of Brazil at elevations around 700 meters on rocks in desertlike conditions as a miniature to small sized, warm growing lithophyte with narrowly conical pseudobulbs carrying three apical, linear-lanceolate, fleshy leaves that blooms in the later spring [November/December] and summer in situ on a racemose, to 20" [50 cm] long, several [10] flowered inflorescence.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 drawing good; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo/drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 076 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing good; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo good