Epidendrum minus (Cogn.) Hágsater 1999GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum Photos By © the Ecodomato Website

Common Name or Meaning The Least Epidendrum

Flower Size 2.6" [3.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Surinam and Brazil along river banks and in seasonally inundated forests at elevations of 100 to 1900 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple, terete basally, laterally compressed towards the apex, cane-like stems carrying 5 to 9, coriaceous, distributed along the apical 2/3's of the stem, elliptic, rounded to bilobed, mucronate, slightly carinate leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, racemose, pluriracemose in time, successively 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, amplexicaul, triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms *Epidendrum nocturnum var. minus Cogn. 1906; Epidendrum oliganthum Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 90 Peru Schlechter 1921 as E oliganthum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 470 Schlechter 1929 as E oliganthum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 47 No 7 1977 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1350 Hagsater 2010 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1356 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1358 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide