Encyclia chloroleuca [Hooker]Neumann 1845-6 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Angle Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Disected Flower Photo by E Schnurr

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Common Name The Green & White Encyclia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

This is a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic species from the Guianas, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane rainforests at altitudes of 50 to 1300 meters, with fusiform to ovoid, mostly bifoliate, rugose pseudobulbs partially enveloped below by scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 3, apical, narrowly oblong-lorate, obtuse to shortly acute, coriaceous, glossy, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on an apical, to 12" [30 cm] long, simple, racemose, loosely few flowered inflorescence with fragrant, waxy, long-lasting flowers subtended by a scarious sheath arising on a mature, pseudobulb with leaves that clasp the inflorescence.

Synonyms Encyclia acuta Schlechter 1925; Encyclia chloroleuca var. rubescens Sambin & Chiron 2015; Encyclia viridiflava Menzes 1991; Epidendrum acutum (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1957; Epidendrum chloranthum Lindley 1838; *Epidendrum chloroleucum Hkr. 1837; Epidendrum chloroleucum var fuscoluteum Regel 1857

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum chloroluecum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum chloroluecum; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Pabst & Dungs 1975 as E acuta; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as E acuta drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 034 Bennett & Christenson 1982 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 as E viridiflava drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing okish; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E acuta drawing ok; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E viridiflava photo/drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Brasilenses Vol I Plate 051 Castro & Campacci 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; ; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campaci 2003 photo fide; Genera Orchidaceae Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase aand Rasmussen 2005 drawing good; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Flora of Ecuador No 87 225[3] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2010; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;