Epidendrum dendrobioides Thunb. 1818 GROUP Aquaticum Photo by Christian Hu

Part sunWarmWinter

Common Name The Dendrobium-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the Leewards, the Windwards, Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil at elevations of 650 to 1000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial in sphagnum bogs or epiphyte in trees with a robust, elongate, terete, reed-like stem carrying many, rigid, fleshy, oblong, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, nutant, simple to branched, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts

Synonyms Epidendrum alsum Ridl. ex Oliv. 1887; Epidendrum aquaticum Lindl. 1843; Epidendrum carnosum var. nutans Cogn. 1898; Epidendrum durum var. parviflorum Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum urbanianum Cogn. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum urbanianum; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 not = D ulei; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 3 1979 photo as E montigenum; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = E ulei ; Orchids of Venezuela ; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E montigenum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 238 Bennett & Christenson 1995 as E alsum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Epidendrum durum; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as E urbanianum; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 875 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide

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