Epigeneium longipes (Hook. f.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photo by David Kuehn

Common Name The Long Column-Foot Epigeneium

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Malaysia and Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial occuring on exposed ridges, on small trees, rocks, scrub or mossy ground at elevations around 1700 meters with long ovoid, slightly angular pseudobulbs carrying ovoid to long-ovoid, obtuse leaves and blooms winter and summer on a thin, dark, terete, 6" to 10" [15 to 25cm] long, inflorescence carrying 3 to 9 flowers with minute floral bracts.

Synonyms Callista longipes (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Dendrobium longipes Hook. f. 1890; Epigeneium kalianum B.C.Stone 1978; Katherinea longipes (Hook.f.) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sarcopodium longipes (Hook.f.) Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as Dendrobium longipes drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium longipes; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as Dendrobium longipes; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Katherinea longipes photo plant only; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo good; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide