Epidendrum micronocturnum Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1996GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum Photo By Gerardo Torres and Flickr Photo Website

Common Name or Meaning The Small Nocturnum Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Guyana at elevations around 300 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed towards the apex, terete at the base stems carrying 2 to 6, distributed along the apical half of the stem, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, obtuse, slightly carinate, mucronate, basally clasping leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, racemose, becoming pluriracemose over the years, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, amplexicaul, triangular, acute to acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1350 Hagsater 2010 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1356 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1357 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1358 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo fide;