Epidendrum microcattleyioides D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 GROUP Nanodes TYPE Drawing by M Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson


Common Name The Tiny E microcattleya-Like Epidendrum [refers to the plants resemblence to E microccattleya]

Flower Size . 4 [1 cm]

Found in Huancavelica Peru in cold, wet cloud forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing, ascending epiphyte with slender, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptic, attenuate to the conduplicate leaf sheath below, the back of the leaf is rugulose, carinate, obliquely bidentate to obtuse leaves that blooms in the later winter on a terminal, arising on a newly developing stem ,erect, peduncle terete, 2.8 to 4 [7 to 10 cm] long, 4 flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts and carrying campanulate, yellow with white margin flowers.

Synonyms *Neolehmannia Micro-cattleya Kraaenzl. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 644 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide