Orchid Encyclia alata.
The genus Encyclia belongs to the tribe Epidendreae, Subtribe Laeliinae, and includes epiphytic orchid species segregated from the genus Epidendrum, also described by Hooker, in 1828. The holotype (the type species after which the genus was described) is Encyclia viridiflora.
The name of the genus comes from the verb enkykleomai (ancient Greek), whose translation is "to surround, to encircle", and which refers to the lateral lobes of the labellum, which surround the column.
See the care instructions for the Encyclia on the Blog.
Fragrant flowers: YES
Height with pots included approx. 30 cm
The decorative ceramic bowl is not included in the price.