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Encyclia tampensis (Tampa butterfly orchid)
Cressler, Alan

Encyclia tampensis

Encyclia tampensis (Lindl.) Small

Tampa Butterfly Orchid, Butterfly Orchid

Orchidaceae (Orchid Family)

Synonym(s): Epidendrum tampense


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The Butterfly Orchid is a member of the orchid family (family Orchidaceae). Orchids are perennial herbs with complicated, unusual and often beautiful flowers borne singly or in spikes, racemes, or branched clusters.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Lanceolate , Linear
Inflorescence: Panicle , Raceme
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green , Purple , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep



Additional resources

USDA: Find Encyclia tampensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Encyclia tampensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Encyclia tampensis


Record Modified: 2018-03-07
Research By: TWC Staff

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