Epidendrum gnomoides Hágsater 2004 GROUP Porpax SUBGROUP Porpax TYPE Drawing by © Lopez & Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Part ShadeCool Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Gnome-Like Epidendrum [refers to this species similarity to E gnomus]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southeastern Peru at elevations around 1900 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with sympodial, cane-like, thin, terete branching stems with the rhizomatic basal half creeping, the rest suberect, carrying 5 to 8, all along the apical 1/2, coriaceous-succulent, lanceolate, sometimes oblique, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, sessile, .6 to .76" [1.5 to 1.9 cm] long including the flower, single flowered inflorescence arising through a single, obliquely obovate, rounded apically, tubular, conduplicate spathe and with a floral bract that is hidden within the spathe and carrying resupinate, waxy, ochre colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 739 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing fide;