Epidendrum nanum C.Schweinf. 1943 GROUP Nanum type

Plant and Flowers Photos by Milan Vagner

Partial shade WarmColdLATESummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 600 to 2300 meters as a mini-minaiture sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with lightly compressed stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bearing sheaths and carrying lanceolate, acute, spreading, conduplicate into the base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a subsessile, terminal, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence subtended by conduplicate, imbricate, lanceolate bracts.

Part of the Nanum group and differs in having a 3 lobed lip.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 113 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 155 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 192 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 246 Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 351 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 388 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 448 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 857 Hagsater & Salazar 2006 see recognition section; Miniature Orchids, A Compendium Parsons and Gerritson 2013 photo fide

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