Epidendrum macrum Dressler 1967 GROUP Amblostoma SUBGROUP Amblostomioides Photo and plant grown by Marni Turkel

Specimen Plant

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Crassula Like Epidendrum [A Succulent Plant]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters in wet montane forests as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, apically leafy stem carrying 3 to 4, ovate, lanceolate, obliquely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, stiffly erect, shortly pedunculate, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, racemose, several to many flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts, pubescent ovaries and non-resupinate, long lasting, very fragrant, cupped flowers

Synonyms Amblostoma gracile Garay 1953; Amblostoma gracile var. robustum C.Schweinf. 1955

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 465 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok

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