Encyclia oblongata (A. Rich.) Acuña 1939

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Common Name The Oblong Encyclia

Flower Size

Found in Cuba and the Isle of Pines as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with oblong-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2 apical, rigid, coriaceous, lanceolate-ligulate, obtuse, carinate marginally, conduplicate below leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, to 18" [45 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence and concave, coriaceous, triangular to deltoid bracts.

Synonyms *Epidendrum oblongatum A. Rich. 1843; Epidendrum phoenicum var vanillosum Lemaire 1848;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum oblongatum; Orchids of Cuba Lllamacho and Larimendi 2005; Catalogo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanos Acuna 1987