Epidendrum proligerum Barb. Rodr. 1877 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part shadeCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Rich Fruit Bearing Epidendrum

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial with a slender cane enveloped completely by brown, scarious, old sheaths and carrying above, 2 to a few narrowly linear, conduplicate, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a pendant, terminal, short, to 15 flowered inflorescence.

This plant was found in a cloud forest at elevations around 300 meters near Salesopolis Brazil in dense cloud forest.

The Species Epidendrum janeirense Porto & Brade 1940 and E ecostatum are said to be a synonym of this species but pending better rerferences I have kept them separate.

Synonyms Amphiglottis corymbosa Britton 1924; Epidendrum burgeri Schltr.1925; Epidendrum corymbosum Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum ecostatum Pabst 1956; Epidendrum moirianum A.D.Hawkes 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 68 1919 as E corymbosum Lindl.; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 35: 70 Schlechter 1925 as E burgeri; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide