Epidendrum robustum Cogn. 1906

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In situ Brazil

Photos by Darlan Adorno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full sun Warm LATEFallSpring

Common Name The Robust Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero State of Brazil on north facing granite slopes fully exposed to the elements at elevations of 900 to 1000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial or lithophyte with sturdy, erect, stiff stems carrying dark green, alternate, broadly ovate, extremely stiff, leathery, mildly keeled leaves that blooms in the late winter through spring on 1 to 5, terminal, to sub-terminal, short to 2.4" [6 cm] long, densely 15 to 50 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo hmm?; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 16(1) plate 1686 Hagsater etal 2018 in recognition section;