Epidendrum forcipatoides Hágsater 2001 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm EARLIER Spring Summer EARLYFall

Common Name The Close to E Forcipatum Epidendrum

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Bahia and Minas Gerais states of Brazil on the eastern edge of the planalto and coastal forests as a small to medium sized epiphyte with ancipitose stems carrying 6 to 14, are all along the stem, elliptic, rounded to shortly apicaulate, prominently keeled, deep green to purple, generally twice as long as wide leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, pluri-racemose, pluriannual, peduncle elongate, ancipitous, short,simultaenosuly 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non fragrant flowers that have the tepals pale greenish ochre brown, the lip is cream colored and the column is basally green with a cream colored apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 437 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide