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Encyclia adenocaula

Encyclia adenocaula

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Encyclia adenocaula is a species of epiphytic orchid of light purple flowers, native to forests in Mexico.

The orchid species is a small to medium-sized, intermediate growing, epiphytic species, with clustered, ovoid to subconical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, towards the apex, strap-shaped to linear, acute or obtuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves. It blooms in the summer on an apical, to a 3 foot+ [90 cm+] long, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence that has a warty rachis, pedicel and ovary, as well as long-lasting, fragrant flowers.

The flowers are rosy-pink to magenta, star-shaped flowers with narrow petals. The long pointed lip has dark pink markings and an interesting winged column.

Encyclia adenocaula grows in dry forests of oak and or pine at altitudes of 1000 to 2000 meters in the western Durango, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guerrero and Mexico states of Mexico.

Orchid with clustered, ovoid to subconical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, towards the apex, strap-shaped to linear, acute or obtuse apically, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves and blooms in the summer on an apical, to 3'+ [90 cm+] long, paniculate, many flowered inflorescence that has a warty rachis, pedicel and ovary, as well as long-lasting, fragrant floral scented flowers.

This species needs a distinct dry rest from water and fertilizer from fall through late spring when new growth initiates then water and fertilize copiously until growth matures in the fall. This species is found in very open forests so bright light and some direct sun is beneficial.

This is a near blooming size in a 4” pot , about 1 to 2 years to blooming size.

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