Discribed: (Kunth) Dressler, 1964
Origin: Central- and South America.
Synonym: Encyclia atropurpureum
Temperatures: 15°- 24°C
Water: Short showers once a week. Allow roots to dry out between waterings.
Air humidity: 60-80%
Placement: Half shade + full sun in winter + good ventilation
Presentation: 1 year from a flowering size plant. Potted in a 9 cm pot with fine bark grain.
Morphology: Several to many flowers, between 5,5 to 7,5 cm large. This specie has many colour forms.
Flowering season: 2-6
Flowering time: +/- 4 weeks
Fragrance: Sweet scent