Nursery closed to the public, except for Home and Business rental clients ~ Doorstep orchid deliveries available ~ Online sales still going strong
Its scientific name used to be Encyclia cochleata, it is commonly known as the black orchid or the cockleshell orchid, around our nursery it is affectionately referred to as the octopus orchid. It is also the national flower of Belize.
Here is a link to the amazing website orchidspecies.com for more info and a pictures.
Easy to grow and a prolific flowerer, it loves to be treated just like a Cattleya.
This is a very nice outcross of 2 great, large flowered parents. One has wide sepals and the other plant has nice, long twisted sepals. Both have great color and are above average size.