Epidendrum lacerum Lindley 1838 GROUP Schistochilum SUBGROUP Secundum Photo by Greg Butler and Oak Hill Gardens Website

Part shade Fall

Common Name The Torn Epidendrum [refers to the irregularily divided by deep divisions lip margin]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in eastern Cuba and apparently extinct? as a medium to large sized terrestrial with an erect, thin stem carrying distichous, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, thick, fleshy, rich shining green leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, straight, elongate many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, successively opening flowers.

Kew gives this one as a synonym of E secundum but I follow Hagsater and keep them separate.

Synonyms Amphiglottis lacera (Lindl.) Britton 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1938 as Amphiglottis lacera; Icones Orchidacearum Part 8 Plate 848 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014