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Orchid Species: Encyclia patens

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Encyclia patens is an orchid species identified by Hook. in 1830.
Genus
Encyclia (E.)
Grex
patens
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Hook.
Year
1830
ORIGIN: Found in Brazil from Rio Grande do Sul to Bahia and Minas Gerais states og Brazil at elevations of 500 to 1200 meters in gallery and rainforests.

DESCRIPTION: Large sized, warm to cool growing, 2 to 3 leafed epiphyte with elongated pseudobulbs and 2 to 3, long, narrow, leathery leaves which flowers in the later fall and early winter in Brazil on a 5 [12.5 cm] long, erect, stiff, loosely or densly few to many [5 to 15] flowered, paniculate inflorescence with very fragrant, long-lived, heavy textured flowers and do best in basket or slab culture.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 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 flava 1935 (Lindl.) Porto & Brade
Add+ Encyclia E serroniana 1952 (Barb.Rodr.) Hoehne
Add+ Encyclia E tripartita 1952 (Vell.) Hoehne
Add+ Encyclia E odoratissima 1914 (Lindl.) Schltr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi flavum 1841 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi odoratissimum 1831 Lindl.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi serronianum 1877 Barb.Rodr.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi tripartitum 1831 Vell.
Add+ Sulpitia Sulpitia odorata 1838 Raf.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi glutinosum 1843 Scheidw.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: E. patens 'Panther Creek' (2 awards in 2013) E. patens 'Benttree' (2019) E. odoratissima 'Panther Creek' (1986)
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