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


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; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #9 1970 as Epidendrum atrorubens drawingfide; The Genus Encyclia in Mexico Dressler & Pollard 1974 as E diota var atrorubens photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol V Withner 1998 drawing/photo fide; Botanicas Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 557 Hagsater, Soto 2002 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez & Dressler 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #11 2016 photo fide;