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Encyclia tampensis

We are nearing the end of the blooming season for Encyclia tampensis. The best clones have a symmetrical flower and a round lip with saturated magenta patch. When I moved to Florida in 1970 the orchid was fairly plentiful west of town. Anywhere there was a cypress slough would be a good place to look for blooming plants beginning in late June and continuing through July. There were hundreds of small cypress trees in the corner formed by Forest Hill Blvd. and Pinehurst Dr. and most had E. tampensis on them. That is all gone now, given way first to Melaleuca, then development. It is getting very difficult to find the species in Palm Beach County. Holdout populations can sometimes be found in urban areas. See this article I wrote for the AOS.

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