Epigeneium acuminatum (Rolfe) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum Photo courtesy of David Jubineau and His Bulbophyllum Pages Copyright

FragrancePart sun Warm Spring

Common Name The Gradually Tapering Point Epigeneium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Philippines in moss forests at elevations above 500 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovate, 4-angled, sulcate pseudobulbs carrying a single elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect then arching, 12 to 20" [30 to 50 cm] long, few to 20 flowered, racemose inflorescence carrying fragrant, very showy, long lasting flowers.

This species is very similar to E stella-silvae but they are easily separated by the fact that this one has larger flowers with a less erect inflorescence carrying up to 20 flowers.

Synonyms *Dendrobium acuminatum Rolfe 1905; Dendrobium acutilingue Schuit. & Peter B.Adams 2011; Katherinea acuminata (Rolfe) A.D.Hawkes 1956; *Sarcopodium acuminatum Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium acuminatum drawing good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Dendrobium acuminatum; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as Dendrobium acuminatum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; Orchidaniana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium acuminatum; Orchid Australia Vol 13 No 1 2001 photo; Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 ; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;