Epidendrum propinquum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845 GROUP Magnoliae SUBGROUP Propinquum Photo by Patricia Harding

Inflorescence Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Part Part SunWarm ColdSpring THROUGHFall

Common Name The Closely Related Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

This is a mediuim to giant sized, warm to cold growing reed stem terrestrial and sometimes epiphytic species from oak, pine/oak and evergreen cloud forests in central and southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at elevations of 500 to 2700 meters with erect, elongate cane-like stems that branch profusely carrying 2 to 4 apical, thin, subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute, becoming conduplicate towards the clasping base leaves, that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, short, arcuate, several to many [2 to 10] flowered inflorescence with simultaneously opening, slightly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum cingillum Rchb.f. 1882; Epidendrum lamprocaulon Rchb.f. 1852;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Plate 28 Hagsater & Sanchez 1990 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 324 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 5 & 6 Orchids Of Mexico Parts 2 & 3 Plate 579 Hagsater, Soto 2002 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1384 Hagsater & Salazar 2010 see recognitioon section; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide