Epidendrum philippii Rchb.f. 1850 GROUP Philippii TYPE for the group

Plant and flowers Photos by J P Janovec and The Atrium Website

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Common Name Philipp's Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Huanuco Peru on the eastern slopes of the Andes as small sized epiphyte with arcuate, branched, stems enveloped mostly by loose, tubula to infundibular leaf sheaths and carrying several to numerous, distichous, spreading, oblong-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms on a short, erect, racemose, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, loosely several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, spreading, longer than the ovary floral bract.s .

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970