Epidendrum milenae Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson & Vasquez

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.

CAUTION I am not happy with this photo determination so please use with caution. 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