Epidendrum fulgens Brongn. 1834 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower in situ in Sao Paulo Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name or Meaning The Sparkling Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil on the coast at 1 to 5 meters in elevation just 20 yards from the oceans edge as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial orchid with erect elongate reed-like canes carrying oblong, rigidly leathery, obtuse leaves that blooms at least in the fall in Brazil on an elongating, head-like ball of many successive flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum bradeanum Kraenzl. 1915; Epidendrum mosenii Rchb.f. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 70 Schlechter 1919; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as E mosenii; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 drawing fide; Boletim CAOB No 53 2004 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendoideae Part one Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 drawing fide;