Epidendrum melinanthum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum Photo by Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Millet-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Colombia in disturbed open dry areasand steep slopes of premontane forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple,terete, rigid, basally sheathed stems carrying erect preading, narrolwy oblong, fleshy leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a terminal, elongate, subcorymbose-abbreviate, racemose, densely many flowered inflorescence enveloped by about 7 bracts and has erect-spreading, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 139 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 249 Schlechter 1920; ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 189 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing fide/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;