Epidendrum antillanum Ackerman & Hágsater 1992GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Flexicaule

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Plant and Flower Photos by © Roger Graveson and his The Plants of Saint Lucia Webpage

Part shadeWarm Cool LATERSummer THROUGH LATE Winter

Common Name The Antilles Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique and St Vincent in wet montane forests at elevations of 750 to 1400 as a miniature to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with approximate, erect, terete, flexuose, branching stems carrying subdensely several, subcoriaceous, spreading, ligulate to oblong-lanceolate, obtusely bilobed, entire leaves that blooms in the later summer through late winter on a terminal, subsessile, .17 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, successively 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on either the stems or the branches, with conduplicate, carinate, ovate, obtuse to subacuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum ramosum var. lanceolatum Griseb. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 225 - 229. Hagsater 1992 drawing/photo fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014