Epidendrum lanioides Schlechter 1913 GROUP Lanium Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part ShadeCool to Cold Summer

Common Name The Lanium Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1850 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte on vertical rock faces with slender to narrowly cylindrical to narrowly fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, linear-oblong, minutely bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, short pedunculate, racemose, 4" [10 cm] long, 12 to 17 flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts and carrying small yellowish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 70 Schlechter 1922; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 640 Bennett & Christenson 2001 Drawing fide; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003;