Encyclia peraltensis (Ames) Dressler 1997


Photos by Franco Pupulin, Used under permission of The Epidendra Website CR

Another Color Form - Mexico

Photo by Glen Ladnier

Common Name The Peralta Encyclia [An Area of Costa Rica]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 500 to 600 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a paniculate, non-verrucose inflorescence with alternating short branches carrying 3 to 7 flowers each.

Often cited as a synonym of E gravida but differs in the smooth inflorescence and ovaries. E gravida has verrucose inflorescence and ovaries.

Synonyms *Epidendrum peraltense Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #5 1970 as Epidendrum peraltense drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 34 #8 1970 as as Epidendrum peratnesis drawing/photo fide; *Novon 7(2): 124. 1997; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 5 Withner 1998 photo umm no; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018