Epidendrum pseudapaganum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 GROUP Difforme Photo by John Varigos and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The False E apaganum Epidendrum [refers to its similarity to E apaganum]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in cool, wet, cloud forests at elevations around 2650 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, straight stems enveloped by persistent, complanate sheaths and carrying all along the stem, coriaceous, elliptic-obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, congested, simultaneously several to numerous flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in an apical umbel and arising through a infundibuliform spathe-like bract.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 468 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing good