Epidendrum manarae Foldats 1968 GROUP Kalopternix SUBGROUP Serpens Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Cold

Common Name Manara's Epidendrum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations of 1300 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with a branching rhizome giving rise to tiny, globose, hard, wrinkled pseudobulbs carrying 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate, to ellitpic lanceolate, subacute leaves that blooms on a terminal, very short, 5 flowered inflorescence.

Similar to E misserrum from Mexico but it differs in the larger pseudobulbs carrying 3 leaves, the larger flowers and the different lip. Similar to E serpens but E manarae differs in the smaller flowers, diferent petals, and the lip attenuate to the base.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 tercera parte Foldats 1970 drwaing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville and Garay 1972 Drawing fide

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