Encyclia havenensis Oscar Bello, Pablo Esperon and Ruben P. Sauleda 2013 Photo by Lizette

Fragrant Part Sun Hot Spring Summer

Common Name The Havana Encyclia

Flower Size 1.84" [4.6 cm]

Found in Cuba as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, clustered, ovate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by scarious, imbricating sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, coriaceous, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle slender, erect, distantly several bracted, paniculate, to 22" [55 cm] long, to 28 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, concave floral bracts

Although the photo above says that it is E phoenicea on it, it is really Encyclia havavanensis.

TEXT by Oscar Bello, Pablo Esperon and Ruben P. Sauleda 2013 "E. phoenicea and E. havanensis differ in the length of the lamellae on the midlobe of the labellum. On E. havanensis the lamellae project beyond the apex of the column. On E. phoenicea the lamellae stop abruptly at the apex of the column. The shape of the disc of the labellum is also distinctly different. On E. havanensis it is orbicular and streaked with purple. On E. phoenicea the disc is usually truncate to cordate, suborbicular or flabellate. In E. phoenicea the center of the disc usually has two thickened and fleshy areas and the lateral margins tend to slightly recurve downward. The center of the disc on E. havanensis is not fleshy"


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *New World Orchidaceae {http://rsauleda.tripod.com/newworldorchidaceae.html}Nomenclatural Note Issue No. 7 June 30, 2013