Encyclia-michoacana-2017-07-11

Encyclia-michoacana-2017-07-11***Not Prosthechea michuacana, and most probably a hybrid***









































Judging Center: California Sierra Nevada

Award Number: 20171269

Award Date: June 07, 2017

Awarded As: Encyclia michoacana

Granted a CBR under the name Encyclia michoacana but please note that the correct spelling of the species epithet is michuacana E. michuacana is a synonym . Included you will find the nomenclature record as kept in WCSPF . I am also including the taxonomic record for Prosthechea concolor and notes from Encyclias of Mexico for both michoacana and concolor . Encyclia michuacana (Lex.) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 472 (1918). This name is a synonym. Accepted Name: Prosthechea michuacana (Lex.) W.E.Higgins, Phytologia 82: 379 (1997 publ. 1998). Homotypic Synonyms: * Epidendrum michuacanum Lex. in P.de La Llave & J.M.de Lexarza, Nov. Veg. Descr. 2(Orchid. Opusc.): 26 (1825). Prosthechea michuacana (Lex.) W.E.Higgins, Phytologia 82: 379 (1997 publ. 1998). Pseudencyclia michuacana (Lex.) V.P.Castro & Chiron, Richardiana 4: 33 (2003). Pollardia michuacana (Lex.) Withner & P.A.Harding, Cattleyas & Relatives: Debatable Epidendrums: 233 (2004). * Basionym/Replaced Synonym Distribution: Mexico to Honduras 79 MXC MXE MXG MXS 80 BLZ ELS GUA HON ************************ Prosthechea concolor (Lex.) W.E.Higgins, Phytologia 82: 377 (1997 publ. 1998). Homotypic Synonyms: * Epidendrum concolor Lex. in P.de La Llave & J.M.de Lexarza, Nov. Veg. Descr. 2(Orchid. Opusc.): 25 (1825). Encyclia concolor (Lex.) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 472 (1918). Pseudencyclia concolor (Lex.) V.P.Castro & Chiron, Richardiana 4: 32 (2003). Pollardia concolor (Lex.) Withner & P.A.Harding, Cattleyas & Relatives: Debatable Epidendrums: 222 (2004). * Basionym/Replaced Synonym Heterotypic Synonyms: Epidendrum pruinosum A.Rich. & Galeotti, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3, 3: 20 (1845). Epidendrum amabile Linden & Rchb.f., Bonplandia (Hannover) 3: 219 (1855), nom. illeg. Encyclia amabilis Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 471 (1918). Encyclia pruinosa (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Schltr., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 36(2): 473 (1918). Distribution: C. & SW. Mexico 79 MXC MXS

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In the notes for E michuacana and E . concolor Dressler and Pollard emphasized the size of E. michuacana : " A large to huge plant ... " is used to describe E michuacana . E michuacana is described as having pseudobulbs that can be as large as baseballs." Unless we are witnessing the exception to the rule noted by Dressler, I dont see a huge plant being submitted .

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