Encyclia bracteata (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr. ex Hoehne 1930 Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Bracted Encyclia

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

One of the most miniature of the Encyclia, this Brazilian, unifoliate, hot to warm growing epiphyte is found on tree trunks in the Atlantic coastal forest of Bahia to Sao Paulo states at elevations of 10 to 500 meters with conic pseudobulbs enveloped basally by evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thin, smooth, linear leaf and blooms with more than one per pseudobulb, terminal, to 6" [15 cm] long, racemose, few flowered inflorescence occuring in nature in the spring and in cultivation late summer to early fall.

Synonyms *Epidendrum bracteatum Barb. Rodr. 1877; Epidendrum pabstii Hawkes 1956; Epidendrum pussilum Rolfe 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilensis Pabst & Dung 1975; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 photo; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 001 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo/drawing fide; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide

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