Epidendrum paniculosum Barb.Rodr. 1877

Plant and Flowers

Photos by The Species Identification Task Force Website

Part Shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Paniculate Epidendrum

Flower Size .4 x .6" [1 x 1.5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil often in trees of coastal swamps as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, simple, furrowed with age, cane-like stems carrying 3 to 5, towards the apex, erect, slightly fleshy, more or less oblong, tapering at both ends leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, paniculate, arching to pendulous, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, sparsely successively branching, each branch 6 to 10 flowered 20 to 30 flowered ovedrall inflorescence arising on leafy and immature stems and carrying waxy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo good;