Encyclia papilio is an orchid species identified by (Vell.) Pabst in 1972. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Prosthechea papilio.
ORIGIN: Found in Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais near Serra da Canastra, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catalina state Brazil.
DESCRIPTION: Medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on tree trunks in open forests with narrowed, conical-oblong, clustered pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical leaves and blooms on a terminal, 12 3/4 [32 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [2.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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