Epidendrum capitellatum C.Schweinf. 1943 GROUP Capitellatum Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Yong Gee Name Website

Partial shadeCold LATEWinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Small Headed Epidendrum [refers to the capitate, sessile inflorescence]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Peru at elevations of 2700 to 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, straight, laterally compressed stem carrying several to many, ovate-lanceolate, acute, fleshy, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an apical, racemose, capitate to subglobose inflorescence carrying simultaneously opening resupinate flowers.

Part of the Capitellatum group


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 drawing hmm; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 784 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Part 5 Plate 816 Hagsater 2006 drawing hmm; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide