Epidendrum erectum Brieger & Bicalho 1977 GROUP Nocturnum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Erect Epidendrum [probably refers to the erect leaves in relation to the stem]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Goias and Minas Gerais states of Brazil in the Planalto Central at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or saxicolous herb with basally terete, laterally compressed towards the apex, , simple, straight stems carrying 5 to 15, erect, along the apical 2/3's of the stem, densely aggregate, ovate-elliptic, retuse, aristate, coriaceous, slighyl carinate leaves taht blooms in the summer on a terminal, pluriracemose, new racemes arise from the internodes of the old peduncle, flowering from the smae stem for several years, peduncle inconspicuous, , with 3 small, triangular, acute bracts, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, amplexicaul, triangularm acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellowish green flowers with the lip and column white.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1520 T. E. C. Meneguzzo & L.Sánchez S 2015 drawing fide