Epidendrum hartii Rolfe 1894 GROUP Amblostomoides Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name Hart's Epidendrum [Orchid collector 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in Trinidad and Venezuela at higher elevations with an erect, terete reed-like stem carrying membraneous, linear, obtuse leaves that blooms on a terminal, pendant, irregularily much branched, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence that is just longer than the leaves and blooms in the late winter and spring.

CAUTION This species is often cited as a synonym of E subpurum, but I have left it separate for now.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as E subpurum; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 734 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section;