Epidendrum refractoides var humile Schweinf. 1953 GROUP Odontospathum

Another Flower Type Photos for the new upcoming species by W Huillga and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shadeCold Fall

Common Name The E refractum like variety Humble Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Peru and "is recognized by the small plants, 9.2" [23 cm] tall, including the inflorescence, with a single bract in the middle of the peduncle of the racemose and a 7 or so flowered inflorescence; the lip is clearly 3-lobed. Epidendrum refractoides C. Schweinf. has larger plants 20 to 24" [50 to 60 cm] tall, with up to 4 partly imbricating bracts on the peduncle of the paniculate, many-flowered inflorescence, and a pandurate, only slightly 3-lobed lip. Epidendrum phillipii Rchb.f. has small plants, the peduncle without any bract, the lip clearly 3-lobed, with the mid-lobe emarginate, the calli small, hidden beneath the apex of the column" Hagsater Pers Comm 2017

CAUTION !!!!!! Pers. Comm. Hagsater states that this name actually will become a new species soon. He is still preparing the Manuscript.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1953 as Epidendrum refractoides var humile; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1478 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 as E humiliodes see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 16[1} Plate 1648 Hagsater & Sanchez 2018 Rcognition section