Epidendrum paranaense Barb.Rodr. 1881 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Paranaense Photo by Victor Silveira and his Orquideas da Mata Atlantica website

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Plant and Flowers Photos by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

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Common Name The Parana' Epidendrum [A state in southern Brazil]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Brazil at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte of lithophyte with thick, branching, pendulous, apically upward curving, cane-like stems carrying alternate, dark green, deeply keeled, leathery, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a terminal, short to 2" [5 cm] long, thick, fan-shaped, to 9 flowered inflorescence with each white, fleshy flower enveloped by a large, stiff, imbricate, somewhat inflated, maroon to greeny yellow, brown spotted, sheathing bract.

Synonyms Epidendrum imbricatum Lindl. 1831; Epidendrum ramosum var. imbricatum Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1934

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum imbricatum; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as E imbricatum drawing ok; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as E ramosum var imbricatum; Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 as E imbricatum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as E imbricatum; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 026 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 see recognition section as E imbricatum; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Icones Orchidacearum 2 plate 160 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 415 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 462 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing fide/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;