Epigeneium stella-silvae (Loher & Kraenzl.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by OrchidMania..

Part sun Warm

Common Name The Star of The Woods Epigeneium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations over 500 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with distinctly 4 angled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, very leathery, ovate leaves that blooms in the spring on a upright to erect, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

This species and E acuminatum are said to be synomonous by several references but this one has smaller flowers and a more erect inflorescence with less, only up to 10 flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium stella-silvae (Loher & Kraenzl.) Ames 1915; Katherinea stella-silvae (Loher & Kraenzl.) A.D.Hawkes 1956 ; *Sarcopodium stella-silvae Loher & Kraenzl. 1909

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium stela silvae drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as Dendrobium stellae-silvae; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo good; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;