Epidendrum microcephalum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by © Jimennez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Tiny Head Epidendrum [refers to the subcorymbose inflorescence almost hidden within the apical leaf]

Flower Size .8 ” [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela on the Caribbean slope of the Andes at elevations around 1100 to 1950 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect stems carrying 4 to 8, equidistant, all along the stem, widely elliptic-lanceolate, bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, occuring only once, without a spathe, on a mature stem, sessile, subcorymbose, successsively 2, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, pale green flowers..


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 356 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 drawing fide