Encyclia osmantha (Barb. Rodr.) Schltr 1914 Photo by Mauro Rosim

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Common Name The Fragrant Encyclia - Capart's Scented Encyclia

Flower Size to 2" [to 5 cm]

Found as a small sized, hot to cool growing, bifoliate epiphyte in Minas Gerais, Goias, Rio De Janiero, Sao Paulo and Espirito Santo states of Brazil at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters in Atlantic coastal rainforests and the central plateau with ovate-elongate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating, evanescent leaf sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, coriaceous, smooth, narrowly lanceolate, cymbidiform leaves that blooms in the spring in Brazil on a profusely branched, erect, to 3' [90 cm] long, loosely many [30] flowered inflorescence with lanceolate clasping stem bracts and very fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia lutzenbergii Menzes 1990; Encyclia lutzenbergeri var. major L.C.Menezes 1992; *Epidendrum osmanthum Barb. Rodr. 1882; Epidendrum watsonianum Sander 1892

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum osmanthum; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 3 1983 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 as E lutzenbergii photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 4 1991 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 1 1992 photo as Encyclia lutzenbergii; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 photo as Encyclia lutzenbergii; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 photo; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E lutzenburgeri photo ok; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo/drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 067 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as E lutzenburgii photo ok; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo hmm

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