Epidendrum gnomus Schlechter 1921 GROUP Porpax Photo by Patricia Harding

Another Angle Photo by Ron Parsons and his Flowershots Website

Deep shadeCool Summer

Common Name The Gnome-Like Epidendrum [refers to the small size of the plant]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in the eastern Andes at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, straight stems arising from the middle of the previous stem and carrying 7 to 8, alternate, distributed throughout the upper half of the stem, articulate, lanceolate, oblique, toothed apically, margins and keel minutely dentate towards the apex, succulent, smooth, dark green, unequal leaves with the middle ones being the largest and blooms in the summer on a terminal, sessile, short, single flowered inflorescence and ovary enveloped completely by a semi-oblong, conduplicate spathe all arising from a mature growth, occuring only once with a single, resupinate flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 85 Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 558 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Nanodes gnomus; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1128 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1140 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide