Epidendrum milenae Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Marni Turkel

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson & Vasquez

What was described as E nanopsis Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Full shade Cool Summer

Common Name Milena's Epidendrum [Bolivian Daughter to Sr Vasquez and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cool growing, pendulous epiphyte with canelike, flattened, branching stems enveloped completely by evanescent, imbricating, uppermost leaf bearing sheaths and carrying narrowly ovate, acute, asymetrical and dentate apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, fasciculate, racemose, short, successively several flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

The Type drawing is absolutely correct.

Synonyms Epidendrum nanopsis Dodson & Hágsater 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 223 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing okish; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 477 Dodson & Vasquez as E nanopsis 1989 drawing okish; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 388 [E tingo-mariae] Hagsater 1999 see note; Orchid Diggest Vol 71 #3 2007 photo fide

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