Epidendrum prancei Hágsater & L.Sánchez 2016 GROUP Nocturnum

TYPE Drawing by © R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Prance’s Epidendrum [British Botanist former director of Royal Batanical Garden at Kew, Brazilian orchid collector current]

Flower Size 2.4” [6 cm]

Found in Amazonas Brazil at low elevations as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, ancipitous towards the apex, occasionally tinged with purple, straight stems carrying 4 to 6, all along the apical 3/4’s of the stem, densely aggregate, coriaceous, ovate-elliptic, unequally bilobed, minutely mucronate, venation and dorsal keel evident leaves that blooms in the fall but most likely year round on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose to pluriracemose, peduncle .2 to .28” [5 to 7 mm] long, rachis .4 to .6” [1 to 1.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, embracing, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with pale green sepals, white lip and petals and yellow calli.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1594 Hagsater & Sanchez 2016 drawing fide;