Epidendrum brevicaule Schltr. 1921 GROUP Megagastrium SUBGROUP Megagastrium TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade Cold LATER Spring

Common Name The Short Stemmed Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Junin Peru at elevations of 2200 to 2700 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, divaricate,filiform, flexuous, glabrous stems carrying densely 5 to 6, erect-patent, oblong, obtuse, fleshy leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, subsessile, arising through a compressed, obtuse spathe, single flowered inflorescence and carrying inverse, recurved, somewhat campanulate, fleshy, yellow brown flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 80 Peru Schlechter 1921; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 30. Panama Schlechter 1922 = E schlechterianum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 458 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Nanodes brevicaule