Epidendrum cusii Hágsater 1978 Photo by © Gaudi Uribe Puebla

Inflorescence Photo by © Igor 13

Full shadeCool ColdWinter EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning Cusi's Epidendrum [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast and Nurseryman current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Mexico and Guerrero states of Mexico in pine-oak forests at elevations of 1800 to 2400 meters as a small to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, reed-like stems carrying 2 to 9, near the apex of the stem, distichous, narrowly linear-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on a terminal, short, successively to 5 flowered inflorescence which are successive themselves so as to appear branched over time and carry odor-less flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Epidendrum Part 1 Plate 29 Hagsater 1990 drawing fide;

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