Epidendrum delcastilloi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Hot LATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning del Castillo's Epidendrum [Peruvian Orchid Enthusiast and collector of species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Pasco Peru in hot montane forests at elevations around 250 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, strongly compressed, dilated gradually above stems enveloped basally by 2 to 3, close, tubular, scarious, strongly complanate sheaths carrying about 2 to 3, distributed all along the apical 1/3 of the stem, lanceolate, tapered to the conduplicate base, acute apically, yellow green leaves that blooms in the later winter through spring on a terminal, subsessile, 2 branched, each branch successively single to 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a very small spathe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceaeum Peruviarum Plate 457 Bennett & Christenson 199* drawing fide;