Epidendrum angustilobum Fawc. & Rendle 1909 GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum Photos by © The Association Aeva WebPage


Common Name The Narrow Lobed Epidendrum

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica in wet montane forests at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cane-like, terete, erect, straight, stems that branch above in mature plants and enveloped basally by tubular, minutely striated, rugose sheaths and carrying 12, along the apical 1/2 of the stem, distichous, erect-spreading, subcoriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, subobtuse, low dorsal keeled, margin entire, articulate below leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, lax, successively few to 13 flowered, short, terete, thin inflorescence with a widely triangular bract and small, half as long as the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying fleshy, resupinate, non-fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing ok; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1938 as Amphiglottis nocturnum var latifolium; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as E nocturnum var latifolium; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1102 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014