Epidendrum successivum Hágsater & F.E.L.Miranda 1993 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista

Partial ShadeHotWarmFall

Common Name The Successive Epidendrum [refers to the flowers]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil at elevations around 200 to 300 meters as a small to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with simple, reed-like, terete stems carrying elliptic-lanceolate, acute, margin entire, thin, subcoriaceous, dark green leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, racemose, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, flowering only once but sometimes on a new or a keiki on an old stem, elongate, successively 5 to 22 flowered, 2 to 3 open at any one time inflorescence arising on a mature stem with many bracts the lower tubular and the upper are conduplicate.

Part of the E paniculatum group, but differs in the stems are somewhat inclined, the leaves are fleshy and subcoriaceous and the inflorescence is racemose with an elongating, many bracted peduncle carrying successively opening flowers with the first long wilted while the new one develops, a feature rare in this group and shared only by E atroscriptum. Similar to E viridipurpureum but it has panicles with numerous, simultaneously opening flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 187 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 382 Hagsater, Sanchez & Garcia-Cruz 1999 see recognition section

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