Epidendrum silvae Hágsater & V.P.Castro 1999 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista © and Orchidstudium

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name Silva's Epidendrum [Brazilian Orchid Collector current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Bahia Brazil at elevations of sealevel to 100 meters as a large to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying elliptic, acute to obtuse, deep green, sometimes marked with purple, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, paniculate, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, short, 20 to 40 flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2 large bracts on the peduncle and much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate, nonfragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 382 Hagsater, Sanchez & Garcia-Cruz 1999 drawing fide