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Orchid Species: Encyclia doeringii

Kew currently accepted name is Encyclia cordigera

Encyclia doeringii is an orchid species identified by Hoehne in 1946. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Encyclia cordigera.
Genus
Encyclia (E.)
Grex
doeringii
Parents
Species
Author
Hoehne
Year
1946
ORIGIN: Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and Peru as a medium sized, bifoliate, hot to warm growing epiphyte, but can occasionally be lithophytic, occurring in dry forests, tropical rainforests and in dense scrub at an altitude of 0 to 900 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A medium sized, bifoliate, hot to warm growing epiphyte, but can occasionally be lithophytic, with ovoid-pyriform, to subglobose pseudobulbs, subtended by a scarious sheaths in youth, sulcate with age and carrying 2 oblong-elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous, narrowing below into an elongate, narrow, petiole-like base leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an apical, to 2' [60 cm] long, few to many flowered, racemose inflorescence with a short, basal bract and strongly fragrant, heavily textured flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 3 inches [7.5 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 cordigera 1964 (Kunth) Dressler
Add+ Encyclia E cordigera f. atropurpurea
Add+ Cymbidium Cym cordigerum 1816 Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt
Add+ Encyclia E macrochila 1846 (Hook.) Neumann
Add+ Epidendrum Epi cordigerum 1969 (Kunth) Foldats
Add+ Epidendrum Epi doeringii 1957 (Hoehne) A.D.Hawkes
Add+ Epidendrum Epi macrochilum 1836 Hook.
Add+ Limodorum Limo purpureum 1841 Lour. ex Steud.
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