Encyclia aspera

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Encyclia aspera

Code: E.0x0001, E.0x0002

Common Names: Rough-Stalked Encyclia
Scented: yes, raspberry/cherry
Light Requirements: partial shade
Temperature Requirements: hot
Blooms: late winter through spring
Flower Size: 2.6cm
Synonyms: Epidendrum asperirachis (Garay) A.D. Hawkes 1957; *Epidendrum asperum Lindl. 1834; Encyclia asperirachis Garay 1953; Encyclia trachypus Schltr. 1916

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in tropical moist and dry forests as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte at elevations of 20m to 600m with onion-shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 apical, strap-shaped leaves that are conduplicate below into the petiole-like base that blooms in the late winter and spring on a reddish, rough, 105cm long, fractiflex, racemose or paniculate inflorescence with raspberry or cherry scented flowers. This species responds best to a cork mount, given partial sun, high humidity and even watering and fertilizing.


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