Epistephium laxiflorum Barb.Rodr. 1877 Drawing by Hoehne

Drawing Drawing by Alfred Cogniaux and Wikimedia Commons

Part sunCool LATE Spring EARLYFall

Common Name The Lax Flowered Epipstephium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo and Goias states of Brazil as a medium to large sized, cool growing terrestrial orchid with a sinuous stem carrying coriaceous, elliptic-oblong to ovate-oblong, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring through early fall on a terminal, 4 to 4.8 [10 to 12 cm] long, successively single, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, very concave, oval-triangular, acute shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 photo fide