Epidendrum saxatile Lindl. 1841

Photo by Mauro Rosim

Flowers and Plant in situ, Ourro Branco Brazil

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Full Sun Warm to CoolFall

Common Name The Rock Living Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Peru, Venezuela and Brazil in low scrub Vellosia on rock outcrops between savannahs at elevations of 950 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte and occassional lithophyte with an elongate, branching stem with clusters of elliptical leaves that are clasping basally and blooms in the fall in nature on a terminal, paniculate, several to many flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem.

Synonyms Epidendrum candidum Barb.Rodr. 1881; Epidendrum fractiflexum Barb.Rodr. 1881; Epidendrum goncalvii Barb.Rodr. 1881; Epidendrum miersii Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum vellozoi A.D.Hawkes 1957; Epidendrum weddelii Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum weddelii var. longifolium Cogn. 1898; Epidendrum weddelii var. robustum Cogn. 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Inventaire Taxominique des Plantes de la Guyane Francaise Vol II Les Orchidaceaes Cremers and Hoff 1992; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; 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; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 photo/drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide;