Epidendrum macbridei C. Schweinf. 1943 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Turialvae Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name Mc Brides' Epidendrum [American Botanist in Peru early 1900's ]

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

This miniature sized, warm to cold growing, caespitose, epiphytic reedstem species hails from Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests from elevations of 900 to 2800 meters with slender, leafy stems, with articulate, elliptic-lanceolate, sessile, acuminate leaves that are conduplicate and clasping towards the base and blooms on a terminal, short-pedunculate, 1 1.6" [4 cm] long, few to several [7 per branch] flowered racemes becoming panicles with successive, fractiflex branches that have lanceolate, acuminate, bracts that are much shorter than the ovaries and successive opening flowers all arising on mature canes occuring in the summer in cultivation and winter in nature.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 464 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1351 Hagsater 2010 drawing ok;

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