Epidendrum minutiflorum C.Schweinf. 1943 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

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Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1600 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with slender, more or less arcuate, provided with numerous, small branches, all enveloped by close, tubular, evanescent sheaths and carrying 1 to 4 per branch, distichous, subterete, filiform, abruptly acute to apiculate, ascending to spreading leaves that blooms on a terminal, peduncle more or less concealed by a slender, conduplicate, scarious spathe, racemose above, rachis short, loose, to 1.8" [4.5 cm] long, to 11 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide