Epidendrum churunense Garay & Dunst. 1965 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii

Plant and Flower Photos by J Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rio Churun Epidendrum [a River in Venezuela]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela in fairly tall rainforests at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, basally terete, compressed above stems carrying 3 to 5, all along the upper 1/2 of the stem, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, occuring only once, on a mature stem, racemose to occasionally branched, terete to subterete, to 3" [7.5 cm] long including the elongating peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by imbricating, compressed, grey green bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;

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