Epidendrum englerianum F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Pseudoepidendrum SUBGROUP Porphyreum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Red/White Flower Photo by Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Part Shade

Common Name or Meaning Engler's Epidendrum [German Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the Amazonian slope of the Andes at elevations of 1500 to 2600 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with simple, terete, thin, erect, straight, cane-like stems enveloped in the basal half by non-foliaceous, tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying in the upper 1/2, 8 to 11, distichous, suberect, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, minutely apiculate, grass-like, entire marginally, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, paniculate, suberect to slightly arching, thin, laterally compressed, straight then somewhat flexuous, lax, few flowered inflorescence not arising through a spathaceous bract, and each racemose, 1 to few flowered branch has a basal, linear-triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul bract and shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts.

Part of the Paniculatum group Subgroup Porphyreum

Synonyms Epidendrum fastigiatum lindl. var bifidum Rchb.f 1878

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1320 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1328 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff englerianum Photo good;