Epidendrum orchidiflorum Salzm. ex Lindl. 1831 GROUP Smaragdinum Photo by Marta Moraes

Scent Partial sun Hot Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Orchid-Like Blooming Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Brazil in hot tropical forests at elevations around 250 to 1300 meters as a medium to giant sized, hot to coolgrowing terrestrial or epiphyte with a slender, cane-like, rigid stems enveloped completely by imbricating, tubular, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying light green, elliptic-lanceolate to lanceolate, acute, flat, stiffly coriaceous, slightly recurved margins, alternate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, nodding, subumbellate, racemose, 15 to 20, successively flowering, becoming lateral on main inflorescence with flowers that smell of lilies in the evening.

Synonyms Epidendrum acrirachis Pabst 1955; Epidendrum caespitosum Barb.Rodr. 1877; Epidendrum garayanum A.D.Hawkes 1957; Epidendrum huebneri Schltr. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as E huebneri drawing fide; Flora De Venezuela, Volumen XV Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as E huebneri drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 tercera parte Foldats 1970; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E huebneri drawing fide to the 1st photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 531 Vasquez & Dodson 1982 as E huebneri drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 053 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 7 1996 photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1152 see recognition section Hagsater & Sanchez 2008; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;

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