Encyclia diota v atrorubens
The genus Encyclia (Encycl) contains 240 species that grow throughout all of tropical America and the West Indies. They prefer intermediate conditions and a long, dry winter rest.
Encyclia diota grows in Mexico down to Nicaragua. Needs bright light and a dry winter rest. It is warm to hot growing, is fragrant and blooms in summer.
This plant is in rock in a 4-inch plastic pot. There are five pseudobulbs and it stands twelve inches above the pot.
09/28/2013 - Bloomed, Blog entry
08/07/2013 - Added to collection from Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. Blog entry
TRIBE: Epidendreae SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae