Epidendrum longirepens (C. Schweinf.) C. Schweinf. 1953 GROUP Nanodes Photo by Byron Rinke

Plant and Flower Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Common Name The Far Crawling Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Iquitos Peru at elevations around 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with very short stems enveloped cpmpletely by loose, flaring, imbricating leaf sheath and carrying very small, distichous, approximate, spreading-recurved, oblong-ovate, rounded apcially, minutely bilobulate, mucronate, very fleshy leaves that can bloom at any time of the year on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum schlechterianum var. longirepens C. Schweinf. 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidaceaerum 3 Plate 392 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 see recognition section; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Miniature Orchids, A Compendium Parsons and Gerritson 2013

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