Epidendrum harmsianum Kraenzl. 1916 Drawing by Bennett and Christenson

Part Shade ColdSummer

Common Name Harms' Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Amazonas Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 2200 to 2900 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with a chain of ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical [rarely 2] oblong elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising through a conspicuous, ephemeral, complanate spathe, as a new pseudobulb arises, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorecence with minute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, dark yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 461 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide