Epidendrum laceratum C.Schweinf. 1952 GROUP Scabrum SUBGROUP Soratae GROUP Cardiophyllum SUBGROUP Batesii Photo by The Orchids of Manu Website

Fragrance Part shade Warm Cool Summer THROUGH MIDFall

Common Name The Lacerate Epidendrum [refers to the margins of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane to cloud forests at elevations around 750 to 1800 [2800] meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, erect, terete, somewhat flexuous, thin stems producing new stems from the base to the middle to the upper internodes of the previous stem carrying 2 to 5, all along the stem, equi-distant, linear-lanceolate, acute, unequal, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer through mid fall on a terminal, racemose, short, umbelliform, few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to triangular, acuminate, dorsally carinate, progressively smaller, the basal ones longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying 3 to 7, successive, resupinate, sweet scented flowers.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1134 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;

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