Epidendrum calimanianum V.P.Castro 2008 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Alberti

Plant and Flowers photos by Savio Domingos Caliman and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Caliman's Epidendrum [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like stems, carrying 6, distichous, all along the stem, lanceolate, green above, flushed red beneath, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, sessile, successively single to 3 flowered inflorescence arising through 2, lanceolate bracts.

Similar to E hololeucum but this one is 1/3 smaller overall, has spatulate apices to the petals and this one has larger, asymetrical lateral sepals and the three lobed, tricalli lip.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 8: 94 Castro 2008 drawing fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide