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Orchid Species: Encyclia dichroma

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Encyclia dichroma is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Schltr. in 1914.
Genus
Encyclia (E.)
Grex
dichroma
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Schltr.
Year
1914
ORIGIN: Found in Minas Gerais, Alagoas, Sergipe and Pernambuco states of Brazil and Surinam as a medium sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte or epiphyte near the coast on low bushes at elevations around 280 to 900 meters on rock outcroppings or an epiphyte low on small Velozia bushes along rivers and streams with roots going into sand.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Minas Gerais, Alagoas, Sergipe and Pernambuco states of Brazil and Surinam as a medium sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte or epiphyte near the coast on low bushes at elevations around 280 to 900 meters on rock outcroppings or an epiphyte low on small Velozia bushes along rivers and streams with roots going into sand with conic, elongate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by evanescent sheaths and carries 2, apical, coriaceous, smooth, oblong-lanceolate, acute, cymbidiform leaves and blooms in the spring and again in the fall in Brazil on an erect, terminal, 12 to 16 [30 to 40 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with lanceolate, stem clasping bracts and carrying simultaneously opening flowers with no discernable scent.

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+ Encyclia E conspicua 1935 (Lem.) Porto & Brade
Add+ Encyclia E ortgiesii 1920 (Regel) Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi dichromum 1843 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi ortgiesii 1891 Regel
Add+ Epidendrum Epi roseum 1848 F.Gérard
Add+ Epidendrum Epi conspicuum 1869 Lem.
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