Encyclia atrorubens (Rolfe) Schltr. 1918 Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Another Flower Photo by Patricia Harding

Another clone Photo by Robert Weyman Bussey

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Common Name Dark Red Encyclia

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

A bifoliate, medium sized, cool growing epiphytic species found only in Oaxaca and Guerrero states of Mexico at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters mostly in humid, oak forests with clustered, conical to spherical pseudobulbs carrying 2 narrow, linear leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, 40" [1 meter+] long, branched, many [20 to 100] flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Encyclia diota subsp. atrorubens (Rolfe) Dressler & G.E. Pollard 1971; *Epidendrum atrorubens Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum atrorubens; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 557 Hagsater, Soto 2002 drawing fide

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