Epidendrum mantinianum Rolfe 1892 GROUP Kalopternix Photo by Patricia Harding and The Orchidstudium Website

Another Flower? Peru Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name Mantin's Epidendrum [French orchid enthusiast later 1800's - early 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Peru at elevations of 2100 to 2200 meters as a mini-miniature to just miniature sized caespitose epiphyte with obsolete, rizomatous, thick stems enveloped completely by several, scarious, imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, sessile, articulate, coriaceous, ellitpic, obtuse-rounded, low dorsal keel, margin entire, apparantly glaucous leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, erect, racemose, occuring only once, somewhat flexuous, sessile, 2 flowered, hidden between the leaves inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying simultaneous flowers.

CAUTION I am not convinced that this determination is correct so please use with caution!

Synonyms Kalopternix mantinianus (Rolfe) Garay & Dunst.1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 249 Schlechter 1920; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Kalopternix mantinianum; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Kalopternix mantinianum; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004, Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1354 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing hmm;