Encyclia flava (Lindl.) Porto & Brade 1935 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part sun Hot Warm to LATEWinterSpring

Common Name The Yellow Encyclia

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Para' and Matto Grosso states of Brazil in subtropical forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and occasional lithophyte that blooms in the winter and spring .

Said to be a synonomous with Encyclia amicta (L. Linden & Rchb. f.) Schltr. 1919 and E linearifoliodes but I will leave them separate at this time. I have left E conchaelabia separate as well as it also is often cited as a synonym of E flava.

Synonyms Encyclia bicornuta Brade 1943; Encyclia linearifolioides var. fuscosepala (Hoehne) Hoehne 1951; Encyclia microxanthina Fowlie 1991; *Epidendrum flavum Lindl. 1841; Epidendrum flavum var. fuscosepalum Hoehne 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 55 No 1 1991 as E microxanthina photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 photo; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 4 1992 as E microxanthina; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 photo good/drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol VI Withner 2000 as E microxanthina photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as E microxanthina ; Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras 1 Encyclias Campacci 2003 photo fide