Epidendrum apaganoides D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998 GROUP Difforme Photo courtesy of Carlos Hajek and his Peruvian Orchid Page

Common Name The Apaganum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte at elevations of 1000 meters with leafy stems concealed by strongly compressed, subinflated leafless below and leaf-bearing sheaths above and carrying several, oblong, emarginate, coriaceous, conduplicate towards the base leaves that in nature blooms from the summer till early winter on a terminal, subsessile, umbellate inflorescence that can rebranch from the base with ovate floral bracts and has groups of 3 to 5 flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 450 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 827 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1254 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section

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