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2009
Encyclia Hanbury (Lindley) Schlechter, 1914.
House Plant | Orchidee | Liliopsida

Scientific name - Encyclia Hanbury (Lindley) Schlechter, 1914.

Synonyms - Lindley Epidendrum Hanbury

Popular names --

Distribution and Habitat - native species of Guatenala, Mexico and Panama, increased to 1200-1800 m altitude, and occasionally litofita terrestrial species in the forests of oak and pine.

Description - herbaceous perennial, evergreen. Pseudobulb 8 x 4 cm. 1.2 leaves, elliptic-lanceolata, or elliptic-oblong, obtuse, 23 x 3 cm. Raceme blossom or panic, 100 cm long, 15-35 flowers, flower 5 cm diameter. Sepalele and petals are purple-brown, wavy, white lip pink ribbed red-purple, 20-25 mm long. Blooms in March-May.

Tolerances --

Requirements - minimum and maximum temperatures during the day 18-30 ˚ C. Temperaturestheir minimum and maximum during the night 13-21 ˚ C. Minimum and maximum humidity of 60-95. Substrate, moss and pine bark with charcoal.

Management --

Propagation - by seed or division.

Diseases and pests --

References

Carl L. Withner - The South American Encyclia Species - Timber Press, 2000

Isobyl la Croix, Phillip Cribb - The New Encyclopedia of Orchids: 1500 Species in Cultivation - Timber Press, 2008

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