Epidendrum caveroi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 GROUP Elleanthoides SUBGROUP Rhombochilum Drawing by M Alcantara and the The Epidendra Website

Common Name Cavero's Epidendrum [Peruvian Collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru on a wet, windswept mesa with elfin vegetation in boggy areas with abundant bromeliads at elevations around 2100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with woody, sulcate, loosely, shortly branched, erect stems carrying many, in the upper half, elliptic, acute, sessile, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, 2" [5 cm] long including the 1" [2.5 cm] long peduncle, few flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts and carrying greenish flowers with wine red apeices to the sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 454 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; drawing fide