Epidendrum montserratense Nir 2000 GROUP Amblostomoides SUBGROUP Amblostoma

Plant and Flowers Photo by Charles Wilson

Common Name The Montserrat Epidendrum [An Island in the Caribbean]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean on rocks or old mango trees at lower elevations as a medium sized, hot growing lithophyte or epiphyte with slender, cane-like, terete, fusiform, homoblastic stems enveloped completely by scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 5, distal, all in the apical 1/4 of the stem, articulate, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse to subacute, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, slender, peduncle 4.42" [11.4 cm] long, elongate, thin, subterete, provided with 2 small, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul bracts, rachis straight papillose, with 2 to 3 flowered racemsoe, each raceme 2.8" [7 cm] long, paniculate, 7.6 to 11.6" [19 to 29 cm] long overall, subdensely, simultaenously 20 to 27 flowered inflorescence with diaphanous, much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying ressupinate, greenish yellow flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1540 Hagsater 2015 drawing/photo fide