Epidendrum uleinanodes Hágsater 1999 GROUP Nanodes Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by Judy Carney
Common Name Ule's Dwarf-Like Epidendrum [German Plant Collector late 1800's]
Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]
Found in Peru and Brazil in wet montane forests at elevations around 1850 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte or rarely terrestrial orchid with short stems concealed by distichous, imbricating, oblong-obovate to elliptic-oblong, obtuse to bilobulate apically, basally clasping leaves that are thickly rugulose and blooms in the summer and early fall on a sessile, 2 flowered inflorescence with large flowers.
CAUTION This species and E scistoclianandrum are said by many to be synomonous and they well may be. If so then this is the species and E schizoclinandrum is the synonym. I need better references to be sure.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 The Genus Epidendrum Part 2 Plate 392 Hagsater 1999 drawing hmm; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 920 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 986 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Miniature Orchids, A Compendium Parsons and Gerritson 2013