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Orchid Species: Encyclia alata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Encyclia alata is an orchid species identified by (Bateman) Schltr. in 1914.
Genus
Encyclia (E.)
Grex
alata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Bateman) Schltr.
Year
1914
ORIGIN: Found from Mexico through Costa Rica occurring at altitudes of sea-level to 1000 meters, epiphytically on trees in open forests and occasionally terrestrially in soil pockets.

DESCRIPTION: This is a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing species. They have ovoid-conical to pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3 apical, linear-lanceolate, acute, tough leaves that are often tinged with purple. It has a honey-sweet smelling fragrance and they bloom in the spring through fall on an apical, to 5' [150 cm] long, arching, branched inflorescence with many, variable in color and shape flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 2 1/2 inches [5 to 6.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Encyclia E belizensis 1918 (Rchb.f.) Schltr.
Add+ Encyclia E parviflora 1998 (Regel) Withner
Add+ Encyclia E dickensonianum
Add+ Encyclia E elata
Add+ Epidendrum Epi belizense 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi calocheilum 1841 Hook.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi formosum 1853 Klotzsch
Add+ Epidendrum Epi jeansonnei 2003 J.M.H.Shaw
Add+ Encyclia E alata f. alba
Add+ Epidendrum Epi alatum 1841 Bateman
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