Epidendrum laxicaule D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 GROUP Arbusculum SUBROUP Incomptum

Plant and FlowersPhotos by R E Repasky and The Atrium Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE drawing by Alcantara and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeCool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Lax Stem Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.6" [4cm]

Found in Peru in montane rain forests at elevations of 1050 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with pendent, new growths produced from towards the apex of the previous, carrying towards the apex of the newest growth, linear, subterete, coriaceous, convex below lightly furrowed above, reniform in cross-section leaves that blooms at most any time of the year [December in cultivation] on a terminal, pendent, loosely 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, minute floral bracts .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 462 Bennett & Christenson 1998 Drawing fide;