Epidendrum pseudocernuum Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1998 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum

Collection Sheet Specimen by © Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun CoolCold LATERWinter THROUGH LATERSummer

Common Name The False Cernuum Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela in cloud forests at elevations of 1800 to 3300 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial and rarely epiphyte with cane-like, terete, erect, straight, branching sub-apically, main stem longer than the branches stem carrying 15 on the main stem, 5 to 9 on the branches, all along the apical half, basal ones shorter, alternate, subcoriaceous, oblong, obtuse, margin spreading, slightly erose towards the apex, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later winter through later summer on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, arching, conical, short, terete, thin, generally lax, few flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular to triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicual floral bracts and carrying 7 to 13, resupinate, simultaneously opening flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 as E cernuum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as E cernuum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo good; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1278 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide;