Epidendrum ecostatum Pabst 1956 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by Victor Silveira and his Orqudeas da Mata Atlantica Website

Part shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Outward Projecting Epidendrum [refers to the way the flowers are held on the inflorescence]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana and Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Cruz states of Brazil at elevations of 1200 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with several woody, basal stems with new alternate growths arising from the apical nodes of the previous stem, erect, stiff, scaly stems carrying 2 to 3, apical, opposite dark green to purple, elliptic, keeled, pliable leaves that blooms in the early summer on a terminal, shot to .8" [2 cm] long, lightly pendulous, densely 15 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!! Many references including Kew place this species as a synonym of E proligerum, but I go along with the Brazilian experts who soundly separate this species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; 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 fide;