Epidendrum oldemanii Christenson 1994 Difforme Group TYPE Drawing by Bobby Angel

Fragrant Partial sun Hot LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning Oldeman's Epidendrum {Dutch Botanist and Director and founder of the Herbarium of Cayenne at the Institut de Recherche]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in French Guiana in the Atlantic lowlands forest canopy at elevations of 200 to 350 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, strongly laterally compressed, flexuous stem carrying 3 to 5, along the apical 2/3rds of the stem, narrowly elliptic to ovate-elliptic, bilobed apically, margin entire, spreading, coriaceous, light green leaves that blooms in the later spring on an apical, arising on a mature pseudobulb, peduncle inconspicuous, sub-umbellate, sub-sessile, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fragrant, yellow green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1548 Sanchez & Hagsater 2015 drawing/photo fide;