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Orchid Species: Encyclia incumbens

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Encyclia incumbens is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Mabb. in 1984.
Genus
Encyclia (E.)
Grex
incumbens
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Mabb.
Year
1984
ORIGIN: An epiphytic species found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador that grows in warm to cold climates at elevations of 750 to 2100 meters in pine-oak and oak forests.

DESCRIPTION: An epiphytic species found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and El Salvador that grows in warm to cold climates at elevations of 750 to 2100 meters in pine-oak and oak forests with conical to subspheric, clustered pseudobulbs that are often dark purple brown carrying 1 to 2 apical, linear-ligulate or elliptic-ligulate, acute or obtuse leaves and blooms in the spring on an apical, to almost 3' [90 cm] long, erect to gently arching paniculate, many flowered inflorescence carrying close set, fragrant [not so good] flowers that can be highly variable in color.

FLOWER SIZE: To 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 aromatica 1914 Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi aromaticum 1838 (Sw.) J.Parm.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi incumbens 1840 Lindl.
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