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Encyclia advena

Encyclia advena (Rchb.f.) Porto & Brade, (1935).

Homotypic Synonyms:
Epidendrum advenum Rchb.f., (1872).

Heterotypic Synonyms:
Epidendrum megalanthum Barb.Rodr., (1877).
Encyclia megalantha (Barb.Rodr.) Porto & Brade, (1935).
Encyclia hollandae Fowlie, (1990).

Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Laeliinae
Alliance: Cattleya
Genus: Encyclia
Species:E. advena

*This plant was before Encyclia megalantha which is now a synonym to Encyclia advena.
Advena means blooming in December (Advent). What is not the case with my plant.

*This species natural habitat is the "Atlantic Rainforest". I couldn't find any record through what extension it habitats the "Atlantic Rainforest.

*It is a cool to warm growing epiphyte.

*Characteristic for this species are the spoon-shaped petals and sepals.
Petals and sepals have a olive-green or yellow base color with red-brown or maroon-brown veins which sometimes extent to splashes on the tips.
The lip is white and has some purple veins.

*The inflorescence on my plant is 95 cm long which is about 4 times longer than the plant is high.

*Flower size 4.0 cm

Encyclia advena

Vote Result

Score: 9.2, Votes: 5

outstanding photos/post

Horst you are certainly producing some amazing photos lately. Everytime I visit I am now expecting something wonderful awaiting me....more often than not there are a great many amazing new posts.

The closeup shown above is simply outstanding and the photo showing the top of the inflorescence is an artwork for sure!

It's an exciting time here on Orchids Online folks!

Regards wellsy

Encyclia advena

Beautiful images Horst.