Native range : Colombia, Florida, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Puerto Rica, Windwards, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela
Skill for Culture : Beginner
Type of Culture : Cool grower
Described by : Carolus Linnaeus
Described in : 1763
Type of Grow : Epiphytes; grows on evergreen trees in high-altitude forests, up to 2,000 meter.
In 1997 many species classed in the genus Encyclia Were transferred to the this genus. Pseudobulbs have ovoid-shaped, emerges floral stems throughout the year.
Purple labellum that resembled a small shell.
Cultivate in pots or baskets fulled with fir bark and expanded polystyrene, this orchid prefers a cool at night, about 10 C.