Epidendrum chauvetii Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Olivier and The Forums Orchidees.Fr Website

Common Name Chauvet's Epidendrum [French Guianese Orchid Collector of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in French Guiana in rainforests at elevations around 250 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, ancipitous, flexuous stems carrying 5 to 6, all along the stem, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the later spring through earlier fall on a terminal, occuring only once, on a mature stem, sessile, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, ovate, rounded floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 818 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing/photo fide;