Epidendrum pallidiflorum Hook. 1830 GROUP Mutelianum

Plant and flowers in situ St LuciaPhotos by © Roger Graveson and his The Plants of Saint Lucia Webpage

Another Flower Photos by Carol Garvey courtesy of Stewart Chipka


Common Name The Pale Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the Leeward and Windward Islands at elevations of 650 to 1300 meters in elfin cloud forests as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an erect or ascending, slender, terete, distally compressed stem enveloped completely by sheaths and carrying many, rigid, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves and blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, suberect, subdensely few to many flowered, to 9 3/4" [24 cm] long, racemose to paniculate inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying slightly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Amphiglottis pallidiflora (Hook.) Britton 1924; Epidendrum mutelianum var. mirabilis Stehlé 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1938 as Amphiglottis pallidiflora; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing hmm; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Orchidacearum 7 plate 711 Hagsater & Salazar 2004 see recognition section;