Epidendrum noackii Cogn 1906 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Densiflorum Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Partial shade Hot Cool Summer Fall

Common Name Noack's Epidendrum [German Orchid Collector in Brazil late 1800's - early 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Rio Grande do Sul states of Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina at elevations of 250 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with simple, canelike, terete, thin, erect, straight stems with the basal portion covered by tubular, non-foliar sheaths and carrying 8-12, distichous, articulate, straight to slightly arching, dorsal surface green, grayish white ventrally, membranaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, tinged somewhat red-brown, margin entire, spreading leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, racemose to paniculate, flowering only once, erect, peduncle 1.76" [4.4 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, provided with two tubular, conduplicate, acute bracts, 2.8 to 3.2" [7 to 8 cm] long, lax successively 7 flowered inflorecscence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts.


References Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 35: 71 Schlechter 1925; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1462 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide