Epidendrum serrulatum Sw. 1788 TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Lightly Toothed Epidendrum [refers to the dentate margins of the leaves]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] wide

Found in eastern Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in wet broadleaved, pine forest and cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool to cold growing, hanging, caespitose epiphyte with short, basally terete, somewhat compresssed above, sulcate, enveloped by 1 to 3 tubulbar, scarious-fibrous sheaths and a foliaceous blade, deciduous, only the apical, 1 to 2 persistent, sessile, conduplicate, narrowly linear-elliptic, acute to subobtuse, mucronate, coriaceous, dorsally keeled margin serrulate leaves that blooms at most any time of year on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose to paniculate, about as long as the leaves, peduncle terete, vary short, naked, 1.6" [4 cm] long, successively few, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate-triangular, short acuminate, amplexicaul, scarious floral bracts and carrying bell shaped, greenish yellow to red brown flowers.

Synonyms Cymbidium serrulatum (Sw.) Sw. 1799; Encyclia serrulata (Sw.) H.Dietr. 1984; Prosthechea serrulata (Sw.) W.E.Higgins 1997 publ. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Orchidacea Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Laramendi 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 985 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Republica Dominicana Y Haiti Fernandez 2007 photo good; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;