Coletânea de Orquídeas Brasileiras I - Encyclia 22:25 - 2003
Brazil, Bahia, surroundings of Porto Seguro county.
Edmundo Ferreira da Silva, in 1999 May s/n. It bloomed in cultivation in September of the same year.
Named in honor of the discoverer of the species, Edmundo F. da Silva.
Springtime in Brazil.
Atlantic Forest, in opened woods at the seashore, up to 100 m altitude.
Bahia, in the south region of the state.
Ovoid bifoliate pseudobulbs, 2,5 cm high, 2,0 cm diameter, covered with
deciduous sheaths; Smooth when young then wrinkled. Coriaceous leaves
between elliptical and oblong shape, having until 12,0 cm long by 2,0
a 2,5 cm wide. Floral stem reaching the double of the leaves length,
with a few flowers which do not open entirely. The
is 13,0 mm long and 3,5 mm wide; The lateral sepals are lanceolate,
a little longer than the dorsal one, 3,0 mm wide; Oblanceolate petals,
12,0 mm long by 3,0 mm wide. The sepals as well as the petals are ochre,
having yellowish base. The lip has 12,0 mm long and 13,0 mm wide when
flatted, strongly trilobate, the color is a little more yellowish than
the other segments, with cuneate lateral lobs, with acute apex, which
wrapped part of the column the central lobe is elliptical
with acute apex.
|extend themselves since the base until the beginning of the central lobe, which also presents a longitudinal lamella a little lowered, in the sequence of the main lamellae. The column has 7,0 mm long and 3,0 mm wide next to the small wings; It is semi-cylindrical, greenish with yellow apex. The anther is yellow, with 1,5 mm long and 2,0 mm wide and presents 4 yellow pollinia 0,8 mm long. The ovary is slightly recurved.|