Epigeneium acuminatum (Rolfe) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum

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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 ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 as Dendrobium acuminatum drawing fide; 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;