Epidendrum harrisoniae Hook.1833 GROUP Mutelianum Drawing by Curtis's Botanical Magazine and the Botanicus website

Part shade Warm HotWinterSpring

Common Name Harrison's Epidendrum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect to ascending, rather slender, terete, ancipitous stems carrying a few distichous, towards the apex, rigid, coriaceous, ovate to elliptic to ovate-elliptic, rarely oblong-elliptic, obtuse leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, paniculate, distinctly long-pedunculate, very rarely abbreviated, racemose, ancipitous, many flowered inflorescence with a few remote, prominent bracts and acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum aeridifolium Rchb.f. 1865; Epidendrum aeridiforme Booth 1845

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide;

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