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Orchid Species: Encyclia christii

Kew currently accepted name is Prosthechea crassilabia

Encyclia christii is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Dodson in 1994. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Prosthechea crassilabia.
Encyclia (E.)
(Rchb.f.) Dodson
ORIGIN: Found in the Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Surinam, French Guyana, and Guyana at elevations of 1200 to 1900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial in pine-oak cloud forests with clustered, large, bimorphic, ovoid, compressed or long and cylindric pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, erect-patent, elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, subacute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring, summmer and fall on a terminal, 12 [30 cm] long, racemose, few to many [5 to 22] flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb with non-resupinate, fleshy, rigid, color variable flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 inches [3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Prosthechea Psh crassilabia 2003 (Poepp. & Endl.) Carnevali & I.Ramírez in J.A.Steyermark & al. (eds.)
Add+ Epidendrum Epi christii 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Anacheilium Ahl crassilabium 2004 (Poepp. & Endl.) Withner
Add+ Encyclia E leopardina 1994 (Rchb.f.) Dodson & Hágsater
Add+ Epidendrum Epi baculibulbum 1923 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi crassilabium 1836 Poepp. & Endl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi feddeanum 1905 Kraenzl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi leopardinum 1876 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi saccharatum 1908 Kraenzl.
Add+ Hormidium Horm coriaceum 1960 (Lindl.) Brieger
Add+ Hormidium Horm virens 1960 (Lindl.) Brieger
Add+ Prosthechea Psh christii 1999 (Rchb.f.) Dodson & Hágsater
Add+ Prosthechea Psh leopardina 1999 (Rchb.f.) Dodson & Hágsater
Add+ Prosthechea Psh longipes 2005 (Rchb.f.) Chiron
Add+ Encyclia E crassilabia 1961 (Poepp. & Endl.) Dressler
Add+ Epidendrum Epi rhopalobulbon 1924 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi coriaceum 1853 (Thunb. ex Sw.) Poir.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi longipes 1881 Rchb.f.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi rhabdobulbon 1920 Schltr.
Add+ Hormidium Horm baculibulbum 1960 (Schltr.) Brieger
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Psh. crassilabia 'Susana' (2011)
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