Epidendrum patens Sw. 1806 GROUP Mutelianum Photo by Joel Papy and his Flickr Photo Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Schlechter

LATER and

Common Name The Wide Open Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Leeward and the Windward Islands in wet montane forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect to ascending, rather slender, terete, ancipitous stem carrying a few distichous, towards the apex, rigid, coriaceous, ovate to elliptic to ovate-elliptic, rarely oblong-elliptic, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, paniculate, distinctly long-pedunculate, very rarely abbreviated racemose, ancipitous, many flowered inflorescence with a few remote bracts and acuminate floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Exophya fuscata Raf. 1837

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 tercera parte Foldats 1970; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;

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