Epidendrum sertorum Garay & Dunst. 1972 GROUP Difforme Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Wreath Bearing Epidendrum [refers to the subumbellate inflorescence]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Colombia in wet rainforests at elevations around 100 to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect to suberect, leafy stems carrying unequal, light green, shiny, softly fleshy, oblong-elliptic, apically bilobed, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, sessile, subumbellate, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977;Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 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; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good;