Epidendrum maroniense Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Pluriracemosum TYPE Drawing by © O Perez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Saint Laurent du Maroni Epidendrum [The Western Half of Fr Guiana]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in western Guiana in non flooded moist forests at elevations around 190 to 220 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, thin, straight, terete stem carrying 9 to 11, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, unequal in size, the 3 lowest much smaller, subcoriaceous, abaxially tinged reddish, elliptic, short acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, pluriracemose, suberect, peduncle .8 to 1.2” [2 to 3 cm] long, thin, laterally compressed, provided with 1 to 2 basally tubular, conduplicate above, acute straight, rachis laterally thin, 5.2 to 6” [13 to 15 cm] long, laxly, successsively 2 to 5, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers with the disc of the lip and column are white, immaculate or the calli tinged purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1455 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide