Epidendrum garciae G.F.J.Pabst 1976 GROUP Difforme

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

Common Name Garcia's Epidendrum [Brazilian Discoverer of Species 1900's]]

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil at elevations around 50 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte found on cacoa tree trunks in partial shade with simple, laterally compressed, erect to somewhat flexuous stems carrying 2 to 4, ovate, bilobed, green leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an apical, sessile inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts carrying 1 to 2, simultaneous, resupinate flowers with an intense, sweet fragrance at night and sunup

Synonyms Neolehmannia garciae (Pabst) F.de Barros 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 The Genus Epidendrum Part 1 Plate 117 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1202 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1249 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide

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