Epidendrum crassinervium Kraenzl. 1905 GROUP Pseudepidenrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Thick Nerved Epidendrum [refers to the 7 thickened veins of the sepals when dry]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Bolivia and northern Argentina at elevations of 600 to 1100 meter as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, larerally compressed, stems carrying 9 to 10, all along the stem, articulate, distichous, unequal in size and shape, basal leaves smaller, oblong-lanceolate, short acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the mid winter through mid fall on a terminal, paniculate, suberect, occuring only once, peduncle laterally compressed, provided with 2, conduplicate, tubular, ancipitous, acuminate, amplexicaul bracts, subdense, simultaneously to 70 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangulsr, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white, turning yellow flowers

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 70 Schlechter 1922; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1323 Hágsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide;