Encyclia pulcherrima is an orchid species identified by Dodson & D.E.Benn. in 1989. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Prosthechea pulchra.
ORIGIN: Found in southern Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 2600 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cold growing epiphyte with oblong, somewhat flattened, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, erect, oblong-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate basally leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on a terminal, shorter than the leaf to 2 [5 cm] long, 9 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate spathe with 1 to 2 short bracts and small floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 0.6 inches [1.5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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