Encyclia pseudopygmaea is an orchid species identified by (Finet) Dressler & G.E.Pollard in 1974. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Prosthechea pseudopygmaea.
ORIGIN: Found only in eastern Cuba in rainforests on trees at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Sympodial, caespitose, mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with an ovoid-fusiform, acute, abruptly contracted at the base pseudobulb carrying 2 to 4, shiny, ovoid, rouneded to minutely apiculate, margin crenulate in the upper 1/3, mid rib prominent below, impressed above, conduplicate and obtuse below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on an apical racemose, erect, peduncle with 3 to 4 bracts, .6 to 2 [.6 to 5 cm] long, simultaneously, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 inches [1 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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