Epidendrum nephroglossum Schltr. 1921 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by Erica Moron de Abad

Part Shade Cold LATESummer

Common Name The Kidney Shaped Epidendrum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Junin Peru at elevations around 2000 to 2700 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, simple, terete, short, slightly arching stem enveloped by non-foliaceous, tubular sheaths and carrying 4 to 6, towards the apex, unequal in size [basal one smallest] coriaceous, dark green, narrowly elliptic, margin entire, acute leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle laterally compressed, straight unornamented, 2.4" [6 cm] long, simultaneously 6 to 16 inflorescence with prominent, basal ones as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1461 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide