Epigeneium pulchellum (Ridl.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum

Another Color Form Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial Shade Cool Cold LATERWinter THROUGH Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Beautiful Epigeneium

Flower Size 1.52" [3.8 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations of 1550 to 3400 meters as a cool to cold growing [reddish flowers] epiphyte or lithophyte [white flowers] with long creeping, branching rhizomes with .8 to 1.12" [2 to 2.8 cm] between each shortly and obliquely ovoid, angular, shiny pseudobulb carrying 2, terminal, oblong, a little narrowed towards the apex, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the late winter through summer on an axillary, very short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence. Synonyms Dendrobium brevibulbum J.J.Sm. 1928; Katherinea pulchella (Ridl.) A.D.Hawkes 1956; *Sarcopodium pulchellum Ridl. 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photos fide