Epidendrum magnicallosum C.Schweinf. 1943 Physinga Group Photo by Gustavo A. Romero and LAS ORQUIDEAS DE LA CARRETERA YAVITA-MAROA THE ORCHIDS OF THE YAVITA-MAROA ROAD Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Gordon W. Dillon

Common Name The Long Callus Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Peru in white sand scrub and shrub savannahs at elevations of 50 to 200 meters as a small sized, pendant to horizontally spreading, hot growing, shade loving epiphyte with lightly compressed, elliptic in cross-section, erect, 4 to 5 noded stems each node with a scarious sheath and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, purple-lavenderish dorsally, acuminate apically, abruptly conduplicate below leaf that blooms in the fall on a sub-erect to arching, solitary, terminal, flexuous, scapose, paniculate, 6 to 24" [15 to 60 cm] long, 2 to 3, shortly fractiflex branched towards the apex, to 6 flowered inflorescence enveloped by imbricating, elongate, tubular, acuminate spreading bracts with ovate, acute, minute floral bracts and carrying campanulate flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia magnicallosa (C.Schweinf.) Pabst 1967 publ. 1972

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 244 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;

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