Epidendrum brevivenioides Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Brevivenium TYPE Drawing by © Hagsater & Dodson and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Brevivenium-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador in high elevation wet forests at elevations around 3000 to 3900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, terete, produced from the 3rd and 4th internode of the previous stems carrying 4 to 5, in the upper half of the stem, narrowly elliptic-oblong, asymetrically bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, on mature stems, racemose, compact, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long including the .16" [4 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely a tubular, laterally compressed, acute spathe and a bract near the apex of the peduncle and has progressively shorter, linear-triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupijnate flowers with the tepals pale green, the lip white and the column green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 4 Plate 422 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing fide;