Epidendrum presbyteri-ludgeronis Gomes Ferreira 1994 GROUP Nocturnum

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


Common Name Father Ludgero’s Epidendrum [Brazilian Priest 1900’s]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Alagoas, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil at low elevations as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with basally terete, laterally compressed above, , cane-like, simple, straight stems carrying 6 to 7, all along the stem, suberect, lanceolate, slightly bilobed to retuse, coriaceous, slightly carinate leaves that blooms in the summer through mid fall on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose to pluriracemose, peduncle 1” [2.5 cm] long, new racemes arise from the basal internodes of the previous stems, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, embracing, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers with the sepals dorsally tinged red, lip white, column green, turning reddish on the fourth day after opening.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1595 Hagsater & Sanchez 2016 drawing fide;