Epidendrum pluriracemosum Hágsater & E.Santiago 2013 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Pleuriracemosum

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Photo by Ravet/TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Many Successive Raceme Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Surinam, French Guiana, and in the states of Amapá and Pará, Brazil in rainforests at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte or rarely lithophyte with simple, cane-like, thin, straight stems carrying6 to 12, all along the apical half of the stem, articulate, alternate, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, short-acuminate, minutely apiculate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, producing new racemes over several years from the same peduncle, thus pluriracemose, peduncle 1.2 to 2.4” [3 to 6 cm] long, thin, laterally compressed, straight, subtended by 1 to 2 basal, tubular towards teh base, conduplicate above, acute bracts, raachis 6.4” [16 cm] long, thin, flexuous,successively generally 2, 6 to 18 per raceme, many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangualr, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, greenish yellow to green flowers with an immaculate white lip and column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1476 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 drawing fide;