Epidendrum berbicense Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2009 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Sanchez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Berbice River Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in eastern Guyana at elevations around 50 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed towards the apex, slightly flexuous stems carrying 4 to 7, all along the stem, lanceolate-elliptic, coriaceous, smooth, glaucous green, retuse to unequally bilobed apically, minutely aristate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the earlier spring on a terminal erect, arising on a mature stem, peduncel short, inconspicuous, sub-umbellate, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, cream colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1208 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing/photo fide