Epidendrum alsum Ridl.1886 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Aquaticum
Inflorescence Photos By © Jany Renz and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium
Common Name or Meaning The Fresh Epidendrum
Flower Size .8" [2 cm]
Found in Guyana and southeastern Venezuela in open areas on shrubs and in bromeliads at elevations of 2300 to 2900 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestro/lithophyte with an erect, often branched, fairly stout, subterete stem carrying a few, fairly thick, leathery, rigid, linear, acute, rough but shiny above, often apically hooked, margins generally recurved, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, to 4" [10 cm] long, shortly paniculate, several flowered inflorescence.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;
Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora de la Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Myrtaceae- Plumbaginaceae Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievytch and Holst 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1349 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;