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Encyclia cordigera
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Encyclia cordigera

Encyclia cordigera (Kunth) Dressler, Taxon 13: 247. 1964.

Synonyms: Cymbidium cordigerum Kunth in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. 1: 341 1816. Epidendrum cordigerum (Kunth) Foldats, Bol. Soc. Venez. Ci. Nat. 28(115-116): 234. 1969.

Type: Venezuela. Crescit regione ferventissima Provinciae Venezuelae inter Santa Barbara et Porto Cabello, alt. 85 hex. Floret Februario, Humboldt & Bonpland s.n. (holotype: P).

Illustrated specimen: Colombia, Cesar: Municipality of Valledupar, Mariangola, Cuenca Rio Diluvio, 320 m. December 2014. William Vargas 26782 (COL; LCDP voucher).

Encyclia cordigera (Kunth) Dressler is recognized by the ovoid to pyriform pseudobulbs, the racemose inflorescence, the large, showy and fragrant flowers with sepals curved at the apex, a deeply 3-lobed, white and variously striped with purple lip, and the subterete column without wings. . .