Epidendrum morrisii Hágsater & L.Cerv. 2001 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Paranense

TYPE Drawing by © Cervantes and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Morris’s Epidendrum [English creator of the Jamaican Herbarium and collector of the type species 1800’s]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Jamaica at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing hanging epiphyte with branching, main stem thicker than the secondary, short tertiary, laterally compressed stems carrying 5 to 7 on the secondary, and tertiary stems, unequal, apically largest, narrowly lanceolate, bilobed, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, sessile, racemose, distichous, bracts separate, not imbricate, simultaneously 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with somewhat imbricate, conduplicate, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying white flowers with the lip always facing the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 462 Hagsater & Cervantes 2001 drawing fide;