Encyclia vespa (Vell.) Dressler
  • Phytologia 21: 441 (1971)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Encyclia vespa (Vell.) Dressler. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000948981. Accessed on: 05 Jun 2023'

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Caespitose epiphytes with large ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs to 6 X 5 cm. Leaves 2 or 3 per pseudobulb, apical, oblong, acute, coriaceous, to 25 X 5 cm. Inflorescences terminal racemes. Flowers not resupinate, greenish-white with dark-purple spots, the lip white with pink-purple markings; sepals obovate-elliptic, subacute, somewhat recurved, the lateral sepals larger, to 12.5 X 6.5 mm; petals spathulate, subacute, 11 X 4.5 mm; lip simple, obovate, apiculate, 8 X 8.5 mm, the callus fleshy basal conforming to column. Ovary winged, fruit trigonal.

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    • 1 Mori, S. A., et al. 1997. Guide to the vascular plants of central French Guiana: Part 1. Pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and monocotyledons. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 76: 1-422.

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