Epistephium lucidum Cogn. 1893 Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista photo by Cassio van der Berg and Orchidstudium Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista photo by Lou Menzes

Part sun Warm

Common Name The Shining Epipstephium

Flower Size 3 to 4" [7.5 to 10 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil in dry areas in savannahs, along watercourses and in the transition between fields and forests with leathery leaves as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a stout stem carrying reticulate veined, acute to obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a teminal, erect, successively several flowered inflorescence with short, acuminateacute floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

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