Encyclia-gonzalezii-Tucuruvis-Aibonito-2019-06-11***Confirmed as Encyclia gonzalezii (May 2020); the added photos of this plant clearly show the diagnostic rhomboid side lobes and a very clear photo of the column from the side shows the expected horns that match E. gonzalezii***

Judging Center: Chicago Judging Center

Award Number: 20191614

Award Date: June 08, 2019

Awarded As: Encyclia gonzalezii 'Tucuruvi's Aibonito'

Plant obtained from AWZ orchids and labeled as Encyl. toncantinensis. Name description and photos referenced rom the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (KEW) where gonzalezii is considered a synonym and the accepted name. Other reference materials include Orchid Digest "New Encyclia Sp from the Planalto of Brazil" issue January-Mar 1991 page 24. Possibly flowering late in Minnesota due to long cold winter.

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 28 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: one leaf per conic-elongate shaped bulb

Plant > Leaf Length: 24 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.3 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: center

Plant > Leaf Shape: narrow lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): conical round

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 3 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1.9 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: conical-elongate

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 0.5 cm

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: green

Inflorescence > Overall Length: 22 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: simple

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: 18 cm

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: 4 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.8 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 0.8 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: n/a

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: n/a

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 1.0 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: round?

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: grenish brown tinging

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: rubbery

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.7 cm

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.6 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.2 cm

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.4 cm

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.4 cm

Flower > Petals Length: 1.1 cm

Flower > Petals Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.3 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.6 cm

Flower > Lip or Pouch> characters of lip (calli, spurs, keels, etc.): lip and sidelobes trilobed yellow proximally, white distally with minute striatins

Flower > Column Length: 0.5 cm

Flower > Column Width: 0.3 cm

Flower > Column Color: white green at base/proximally

Flower > Anther Cap Color: rose


Add Comment


Discover the top vendors in the orchid community and their special offers on all things orchid.

If you are an AOS member, you also save 5% from every vendor.

Two-Year AOS members also receive over $600 worth of coupons from the ELITE Marketplace Partners.

Orchid Marketplace™
rePotme - 4 pics OrchidsAmore.com - Shop for Orchids You'll Love pink flowers in photo local nurseries