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Orchid Species: Encyclia pulcherrima

Kew currently accepted name is Prosthechea pulchra
Encyclia pulcherrima is an orchid species name for which no taxonomic record was found. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Prosthechea pulchra.
Genus
Encyclia (E.)
Grex
pulcherrima
Parents
Species
Author
Year
1989
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).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Prosthechea Psh pulchra 2001 Dodson & W.E.Higgins
Add+ Anacheilium Ahl vinaceum 2004
Add+ Prosthechea Psh vinacea 2003
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  1. John Marmaro
    12 months ago
    I agree with Withner, the genus should be Anacheilium-- Prosthechea has become the Laeliinae's new "trashcan genus"--



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