Epidendrum montserratense Nir 2000

Plant and Flowers Photo by Charles Wilson

Common Name The Montserrat Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean on rocks at lower elevations as a medium sized, hot growing lithophyte or epiphyte with slender, terete, fusiform, homoblastic stems enveloped completely by scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 5, distal, coriaceous, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse to subacute leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, slender, paniculate, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with divaricate branches and diaphanous, ovate, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide;