Epigeneium longirepens (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Seidenf. 1980 SECTION Epigeneium Photo by Eric Hunt.

Part sun Warm Cold Winter SpringSummer Fall

Common Name The Long-Creeping Epigeneium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak, Borneo in lower to upper montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2100 as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with a long creeping rhizome enveloped by imbricate, scarious, brown to reddish brown sheaths with 3/4 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] between each purple edged, narrowly pyriform, sometimes fusiform, obliquely reclining, sulcate to rugose pseudobulbs enveloped by sheaths when young and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong-ligulate, subsessile, obtuse apically, minutely bilobed, rigid, leathery leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a single flowered, short, terminal infloresence.

CAUTION!!!!!! This determination does not conform with the references so use with caution. The colors are wrong although a minor concern, the more important issue is the lip with the elongate thicker apical lobe and the narrowly folded mid lobes, lower and smoother then humped mid lip. All references show the color as ruby red to purple red and the apex of the lip much lower than the wave like mid lip callus that is broader across. It may just be a species variation but it is different to my references.

Synonyms *Dendrobium longirepens Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920; Desmotrichum longirepens (Ames & C.Schweinf.) A.D.Hawkes 1957; Ephemerantha longirepens (Ames & C.Schweinf.) P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961; Flickingeria longirepens (Ames & C.Schweinf.) A.D.Hawkes 1965

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo not; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Wood 1994 drawing good/photo not; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo hmm; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing ok see caution above