Epidendrum saxatile Lindl. 1841 Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

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 ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; 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; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide;

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