Encyclia Hook.

First published in Bot. Mag. 55: t. 2831 (1828)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Florida, Mexico to Tropical America.


Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Bastos, C.A., Meneguzzo, T.E.C. & van den Berg, C. (2018). A taxonomic revision of the Brazilian species of Encyclia (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae: Epidendreae). Phytotaxa 342: 1-84.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Pridgeon, A.M., Cribb, P.J., Chase, M.C. & Rasmussen, F.N. (2006). Epidendroideae (Part One). Genera Orchidacearum 4: 1-672. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Pupulin, F. & Bogarín, D. (2012). A taxonomic revision of Encyclia (Orchidaceae: Laeliinae) in Costa Rica. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 395-448.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1999 Wright, C. [3326] Cuba K000583902 Type Yes
Sep 1, 1990 K000362791 Unknown Type Material Yes
Mar 1, 1982 Hágaster, E. [5745] Mexico K000583914 Type Yes
Jan 2, 1967 Lindeman, J.C.; Haas, J.H. [15600] Brazil K000364702 Yes
Sampson, H.C. Belize K:SPC-21496.000 No
Hunt, D.R. [7039] Belize K:SPC-39307.000 No
Lehmann, F.C. [8178] Ecuador K000583972 Unknown Type Material Yes
Brazil K000583875 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-23149.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2067] Costa Rica K:SPC-30403.000 No
Owens, R.J. [125] Venezuela K:SPC-45793.000 No
K:SPC-23145.000 No
Roulstone, F. [2] Cayman Islands K:SPC-56731.000 No
Jamaica K000583906 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-28938.000 No
K:SPC-23148.000 No
Wright, C. [3328] Cuba K000583901 Type Yes
Erskine, C.M. [E228] Brazil K:SPC-36167.000 No
Brazil K:SPC-47444.000 No
s.coll. [27] K000583891 Unknown Type Material Yes
Giulietti, A.M.; et al. [CFCR 7096] Brazil K:SPC-56004.000 No
K000583887 Unknown Type Material Yes
Brazil K000583888 Unknown Type Material Yes
Ebanks, C. Cayman Islands K:SPC-56410.000 No
Everny; Burgess [108] Guyana K:SPC-32976.000 No
Brazil K000583876 Unknown Type Material Yes
Harley, R.M.; et al. [25080] Brazil K:SPC-54725.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-07198.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [83386] Mexico K:SPC-75213.000 No
K000079539 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-21490.000 No
Ribeiro, J.E.L.S.; et al. [1554] Brazil K:SPC-61283.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-49262.000 No
Brazil K000583871 Unknown Type Material Yes
K000583892 Unknown Type Material Yes
Bahamas, The K:SPC-27461.028 No
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-77633.000 No
K:SPC-22791.000 No
Hart, N. [39] Mexico K:SPC-47575.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2291] Peru K:SPC-32097.000 No
K:SPC-20244.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2755] Brazil K:SPC-27461.029 No
s.coll. [maj t. 3595] Venezuela K000583889 Unknown Type Material Yes
K000583890 Unknown Type Material Yes
Philcox, D. Brazil K:SPC-37072.000 No
K:SPC-23147.000 No
Brazil K000583878 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hartweg [s.n.] Ecuador K000364654 Type Yes
Spruce, R. [s.n.] Ecuador K000201527 Yes
Brazil K:SPC-24854.000 No
Taylor, G. [3] K:SPC-32001.000 No
K000583869 Unknown Type Material Yes
Davis, D.H. [734] Guyana K:SPC-32805.000 No
Harley, R.M.; Souza, R. [11194] Brazil K:SPC-07483.000 No
K:SPC-20236.000 No
Philcox, D. [7729] Trinidad and Tobago K:SPC-36653.000 No
Brazil K000583879 Unknown Type Material Yes
Leppard, M. [1539] Brazil K:SPC-38285.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-06102.000 No
Wright [3328] Cuba K000583905 Holotype Yes
Brazil K000583877 Unknown Type Material Yes
Adams, B.R. [B 19] Belize K:SPC-40371.000 No
s.coll. [45] K000079541 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K001461628 Yes
Brazil K:SPC-40354.000 No
Appun, C.F. [904] Guyana K000583893 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K:SPC-78569.000 No
Vicentini, A.; et al. [846] Brazil K:SPC-61279.000 No
Guyana K:SPC-32801.000 No
Chase, M.W.C. [83065] Dominican Republic K:SPC-75803.000 No
St. John Read, V.M. [21] Trinidad and Tobago K:SPC-46652.000 No
Bahamas, The K000583909 Unknown Type Material Yes
K000583872 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-52218.000 No
K:SPC-20242.000 No
Mason, L.M. [2201] Peru K:SPC-31997.000 No
Brazil K000583874 Unknown Type Material Yes
Gailer, J. [10] El Salvador K:SPC-36458.000 No
K000583870 Unknown Type Material Yes
Bradford [s.n.] Trinidad and Tobago K000583904 Unknown Type Material Yes
Barret, I.M. [s.n.] Jamaica K000583908 Unknown Type Material Yes
Mexico K:SPC-43353.000 No
Leppard, M. [1546] Brazil K:SPC-38301.000 No


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