Encyclia yauaperyensis (Barb. Rodr.) Porto & Brade 1935

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FragrancePart sunWarm to HotLATERSpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Yauapery Encyclia [A province of Brazil in the Alto Amazonas]

Flower Size .8" [2cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil and is a unique species in that it is the only South American Encyclia with a triangular midlobe that is also apiculate and ends in a rounded or obtuse point. It is a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte occuring at elevations of 400 to 600 meters in subtropical forests with aggregated, lightly rugose, green pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, rigid, slender, subcoriaceous leaves and blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, suberect, paniculate, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, with 2 to 3 bracts and short flower bracts and carries sweetly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms *Epidendrum yauaperyense Barb. Rodr. 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Epidendrum yauaperyense; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0324 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing ok; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo/drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 077 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 photo good; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not ?