Maxillaria encyclioides J.T.Atwood & Dodson 1997 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep shade Hot Warm

Common Name or Meaning The Encyclia-Like Maxillaria [refers to the plants similarity to an Encyclia plant]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 240 to 1000 meters as a hot to warm, pendant growing epiphyte with elliptic, grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, narrowly elliptic leaves that blooms on a basal, horizontal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Rhetinantha encyclioides (J.T. Atwood & Dodson) M.A. Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 2002 drawing fide