Epidendrum guatemalense is an orchid species identified by Klotzsch in 1852. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Encyclia guatemalensis.
ORIGIN: Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in lower montane forests at elevations around 330 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte that is often confused with or cited as a synonym of Enc. guatemalensis but has clustered, conical to ovoid pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few scarious, soon evanescent sheaths and carry 2 to 3 strap-shaped, obtuse, basally graduating into the clasping base leaves as well as having the lateral lobes of the lip distincly different. This species blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, 2' [60 cm] long, panicle arising on a mature pseudobulb with a few to many glistening, sourly fragrant flowers unlike other Encyclia.
FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/5 inch [3 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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