Epidendrum infaustum Rchb. f. 1863 GROUP Bambusiforme

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Carlos Keller photo by © Mr. Dedé Morais

Common Name or Meaning The Poor Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Bahia and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil in mature transitional forests at elevations around 800 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect to pendulous, leafy canes carrying alternate, narrowly elliptic, dark green, faintly keeled, leathery, deciduous, leaves that blooms in the summer on mature leafless canes after leaf fall, on several, all along the cane, either sequentially or simultaneously , .2 t o.4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, to 7 flowered inflorescence.

This Epidendrum has a resemblance to many of the pendent, leafless, caned Dendrobium in how it flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum iguapensis Schltr. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 916 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing good;