Epidendrum foulquieri Chiron 2005 GROUP Coilostylis

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Part Shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning Foulquier's Epidendrum [Fr Guiana Collector of the type species]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Fr Guiana and northern Brazil near sea level in coastal low growing mangrove covered inlets and tidal streams as a small sized, hot growing caespitose epiphyte with fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by sheaths with the uppermost surpassing the pseudobulb, 3 to 4 at the base and then one at each of the 5 internodes and carrying a single rarely with a second, apical, erect, rather fleshy, light green, barely tinged with pale purple in the first weeks, lanceolate, subacute leaf that blooms on a terminal, arising on a newly forming pseudobulb, peduncle hidden within, 2.8" [7 cm] long, racemose, slightly zig-zag, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, shorter than the pedicel, narrowly triangular floral bracts and carrying star-shaped, all in one plane flowers with the tepals yellowish light brown and the lip and column white.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 5: 1 Chiron 2005 Drawing fide

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