Epidendrum nutans Sw. 1788 GROUP Viridipurpureum Photo by Claude Hamilton and his Hamlyn Orchids Website

Another Color Form Photo by Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

Common Name The Nodding Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A hot growing epiphyte found in Jamaica, Colombia, Venezuela and southeastern Brazil on tree trunks, in bright places as a large sized, warm to cool growing orchid with erect, flexuous, terete, simple, cane-like stems carrying distichous, patent to erect-patent, slightly coriaceous, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute to subobtuse, somewhat conduplicate into the articulated base leaf that blooms on a terminal, paniculate, many flowered, 5.2 to 20" [13 to 50 cm] long, thin, terete, erect then pendent inflorescence arising through 1 to 2, scarious, conduplicate, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse to acute spathes

Synonyms Epidendrum tridentatum Fawc. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing fide; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing good Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide;