Epidendrum bothryanthum M.R.Miranda, F.J.de Jesus, Chiron & Hágsater 2015GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

TYPE Drawing Photo by M. Rodrigues M. & F. J. de Jesus/Drawing by Chiron and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Small Bunch of Grapes Epidendrum [refers to the inflorescence shape]

Flower Size .5” [1.25 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil in dense shady forests at elevations around 280 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with terete, newly arising from the subapical node of the previous stem, below the leaves, thick, fleshy stems carrying 3, towards the apex, spreading, similar in size, subcoriaceous, alternate, articulate, , narrowly elliptic, acute, entire margined leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, pendent, peduncle laterally compressed, provided with a long, narrow, conduplicate nearly basal bract, to 1.2" [3 cm] long overall, shorter than the apical leaf, simultaneously to 15 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul, dorsally tingeed with purple floral bracts and carrying non fragrant flowers with the tepals green tinged with black purple, the lip and column blackish purple and the disc and calli on the lip are yellowish.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] plate 1506 M.R.Miranda, F.J.de Jesus, Chiron & Hágsater 2015 drawing fide;