Epidendrum minutiflorum C.Schweinf. 1943 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Alpicolum Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Drawing TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shadeCoolCold LATEFall WinterSpring EARLY Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

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 in the late fall, winter spring and early summer 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, successively several, 7 to 19 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, white to green white flowers with a rose purple anther and the disc of the lip with a few rose purple dots.


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; Icones Orchidacearum 15[2] Plate 1588 Hagsater & Santiago 2016 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;