Epidendrum bracteolatum C. Presl 1827 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl.

THROUGH LATE

Common Name The Small Bracted Epidendrum

Flower Size 1 11/4" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in dry forests as a medium sized, hot growing, thick, reedstem epiphyte at elevations of 30 to 300 meters with elongate, slightly swollen, several noded stems enveloped by dry, triangular, scarious sheaths carrying 2 to 3 apical, narrowly elliptical, conduplicate below leaves that blooms in the fall through late spring on a terminal, 16" [40 cm] long, racemose, many flowered [in the upper third] inflorescence arising on a newly mature pseudobulb and carries night fragrant flowers.

The white flowers and elongate stems with 2 to 3 apical leaves distinguish this species.

Synonyms Epidendrum collare Lindl. 1843; Epidendrum leucopyramis F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum collare; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 078 Dodson 1980 as Epidendrum collare drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 as Epidendrum collare photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing/photo fide; *The Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 7 The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004 photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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