Epidendrum hellerianum A.D.Hawkes 1966 GROUP Porpax SUBGROUP Porpax Photo by O. Perez Escobar

Deep ShadeCool Cold WinterSpring

Common Name Lambeau's Epidendrum [Belgian Orchid Nurseryman 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in south western Colombia in premontane and montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, somewhat reclining stems carrying 4 to 8, all along the stem, distichous, spreading, slightly arching, articulte, succulent, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, subacute, margin apically minutely ciliate leaves that blooms in th winter and spring on a terminal, arising through a single, semi-elliptic when spread, conduplicate naturally, rounded and slightly oblique apically spathe, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, totally enveloped by the spath floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, green with the lip lustrous, reddish purple flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide