Epidendrum mesomicron Lindl. 1853 Photo by The Vereinigung Deutscher Orchideenfreunde Picasa Website

Common Name The Medium Tiny? Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [2 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 2000 to 2550 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, unbranched, lightly compressed, terete, leafy towards the apex stems carrying elliptic, acute, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring on a teminal, paniculate, 15.2" [38 cm] long, numerous flowered inflorescence with linear floral bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 70 Schlechter 1922; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 642 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003 photos fide;