Epidendrum flexuosissimum C.Schweinf. 1949 GROUP Lanium

Inflorescence Photos by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

EARLY

Common Name The Most Flexuous Epidendrum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador at elevations around 520 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect to slightly flexuous stems enveloped completely by somewhat inflated, tubular, non-leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 2 towards the apex, articulate, spreading, ovate to orbicular to rarely narrowly elliptic, coriaceous, rounded, sometimes minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a terminal, paniculate to rarely racemose, erect, distichous, thin, laterally compressed, two-winged, fractiflex, 4" [10 cm] long, 2 to 6 branched, laxly few flowered inflorescence with each branch subtended by a narrowly triangular, acute, conduplicate bract and carrying 3 to 5, simultaneously opening, non-resupinate, distichous flowers with triangular, acute, much shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendropsis flexuosissima (C.Schweinf.) Garay & Dunst. 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Ilustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Epidendropsis flexuosissima; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Epidendropsis flexuosissima; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1124 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide

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