Epidendrum parviflorum Ruiz & Pav.1798 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flicker Orchid Photostream

Flower Closeup Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Deep shadeCoolColdSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in dense shade in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 2400 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, dark green, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a arcuate, terminal, few branching, 3" [7.5 cm] long, simultaneously, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Epidendrum gramineum Lindl. 1831; Epidendrum patulipetalum Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921 as E patulipetalum; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as E gramineum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0068 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0226 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 302 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 in recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 489 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1351 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1373 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1472 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 drawing fide;

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