Epidendrum neoporpax Ames 1934 GROUP Polychlamys SUBGROUP Octomerioides Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website


Common Name or Meaning The New Porpax Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Cuba and Dominican Republic in montane wet forests at elevatiuons of 300 to 1300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, arching, terete, arising from the middle internode of the previous stem, enveloped in youth by 1 to 2 sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, semi-terete, succulent-coriaceous, narrowly ovate, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a shorter than the leaf, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, arched, , distichous, laxly, mostly simultaneously, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, conduplicate, glumaceous, ovate, obtuse to rounded floral bracts.

Synonyms Auliza vestita Acuña 1939; Epidendrum porpax Rchb.f 1865; Epidendrum porpax var. domingensis Cogn. 1912; Epidendrum vestitum Ames 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Catologo Descriptiva De Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987 as Auliza vestita; Iconografia de Orquideas Cubanas Perez & Bocourt 1997 drawing hmm; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 967 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014