Epidendrum bernoullii Rchb.f. ex Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2009 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Sanchez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Bernoull's Epidendrum [Swiss physician, Pharmacist, Archeologist and Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala without locality as a small sized epiphyte with simple, canelike, basally terete, laterally compressed towards the apex , straight stem carrying 7 to 9, distichous, all along the apical 2/3's of the stem, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, mucronate, subcoriaceous, entire margin leaves that blooms in the early winter on a terminal, racemose, peduncle laterally compressed, ancipitous, straight, carrying 3 imbricating, oblong-triangular, the lower one rounded and apiculate the upper 2 acuminate sheaths, rachis terete, smooth, to 2" [5 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, progressively shorter towards the apex, narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, flowers with no color data


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1209 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing/photo fide