Epidendrum schizoclinandrium D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 GROUP Nanodes Photo by Eric Hunt

Common Name The Split Clinandrum Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests on high branches at elevations around 1840 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, epiphyte or rarely terrestrial with short, approximate stems enveloped completely by spreading-recurved, imbricating, thickly rugulose, oblong-ovate to elliptic-oblong, obtuse to bilobulate, apiculate, thick-coriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, sessile, mostly 2 flowered inflorescence and carrying large flowers for the plant size.

CAUTION This species and E uleinanodes are said by many to be synomonous and they well may be. If so then this species is a synonym and E uleinanodes takes precedence. I need better references to be sure.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 653 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Miniature Orchids, A Compendium Parsons and Gerritson 2013 photo fide