Epidendrum mininocturnum Dodson 1977 GROUP Nocturnum Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Full shadeHot to CoolFall

Common Name The Small Epidendrum nocturnum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in beach vegetation, primary lowland forests, wet montane and cloud forests at elevations of sealevel to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect, slightly fractiflex, terete stem enveloped by a few tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying 3 to 7, linear-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves held in the upper half, that blooms in the fall on a short, successively 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb.

CAUTION I am not personally sure of this determination so please use with caution!!

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 089 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 428 Dodson 1982 see observation section; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 27 Hagsater and Salazar 1990;Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1350 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1356 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1357 Hagsater 2010 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1358 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing hmm

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