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.
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.
Propagation - by seed or division.
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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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Gymnadenia conopsea - can be planted in parks and public gardens, on lawns or grassy rocks.
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Aloe vera Mill.
Allium brussalisii (Aliaceae), new species from Greece
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Bulbous perennial species with herbaceous matter, erect, bulb ovoid, dark brown tunic, 1.5 x 2.4 cm. Leaves basal, 20 cm long, linear-lanceolata, rounded at the top. Flowers generally solitary, clocks, accompanied by a shoulder 3-4 cm long, 3 tepale flower is composed of external and internal 3 tepale erection of about 1cm, biloba, white with green spots