Epidendrum mutelianum Cogn.1910 GROUP Mutelianum Photo by C & P Guezennec © and their Guadeloupe BlogPage

Inflorescence Photo by Richard Gautier © and his Guadeloupe Orchid Page

Common Name Mutel's Epidendrum [French Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe in wet montane forests at elevations of 400 to 1400 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with an erect to ascending, slender, terete, stem carrying distally distichous, rigid, coriaceous, narrowly ovate-oblong to lanceolate-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, few flowered, racmose inflorescence arising through a narrow spathe with triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying deep yellow flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum flavum Mutel 1843; Epidendrum mutelianum f. brevifolium Cogn. ex Stehlé 1939; Epidendrum mutelianum var. genuinum Stehlé 1939; Epidendrum mutelianum var. mirabile Stehlé 1939

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as E mutelianum var genuina drawing good; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as E mutelianum f brevifolium; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as E mutelianum var mirabilis drawing good; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; The Orchids of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Icones Orchidacearum 7 plate 711 Hagsater & Salazar 2004 see recognition section;

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