Epigeneium wichersii (Schltr.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum

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Partial Shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning Wichers' Epigeneium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found only in western Sumatra at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a hard and woody, creeping rhizome giving rise to well spaced, ovate-coniacal, quadrangular pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong to strap shaped, shortly to unequally bilobed apically , narrowing basally into the shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the mid winter on a terminal, longer than the leaves, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence. .

Synonyms *Dendrobium wichersii Schltr. 1910; Katherinea wichersii (Schltr.) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sarcopodium wichersii (Schltr.) Carr 1933

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