Epidendrum cinnabarinum Salzmann 1831 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part sun Warm to Hot Spring

Common Name The Vermilion Epidendrum

Flower Size to 2 1/2" [to 6.25 cm]

This is a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial or lithophytic reedstem orchid that grows in Venezuela and northeastern Brazil with cane-like, simple stems carrying several, alternately 2 ranked, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded to obtuse, coriaceous leaves where it blooms in the spring on a terminal, racemose or paniculate, to 6' [180 cm] long, few to many flowered, umbelliform inflorescence with successive opening flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo ok

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