Epidendrum aquaticum Lindl. 1843 GROUP Aquaticum Photo by Isabel Miller


Common Name The Aquatic Epidendrum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Brazil at the edge of swamps or on cliffs near seepages at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with erect, basal stems carrying alternate, narrowly lanceolate, light green, faintly keeled, , coriaceous leaves that blooms in the later spring through fall on a terminal, erect, shortly 3 branched, 1 to 7 flowered on each, few to 21 flowered inflorescence

Similar to E dendrobioides and often cited as a synonym but occuring always near or in water, a much smaller plant and generally at lower elevations.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide