Epistephium parviflorum Lindl. 1840 Photo by Gustavo Romero and HE ORCHIDS OF THE YAVITA-MAROA ROAD WEBSITE

Drawing Drawing by Alfred Cogniaux and Wikimedia Commons

Drawing Drawing by Hoehne

Part sunhotWarm LATERSpring

Common Name The Small Flowered Epipstephium

Flower Size .8" [1.2 cm]

Found in Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 90 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing bush-like terrestrial orchid with an erect stem carrying ovate-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the attenuate, shortly pseudo-petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal to axillary, erect, 4 to 4.8 [10 to 12 cm] long,racemose, successively single, 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, somewhat patent, concave floral bracts.

Synonyms Epistephium cruegeri Rchb.f. ex Griesb. 1864; Epistephium parviflorum var. album Hoehne 1912; Epistephium petiolatum Huber 1913; Epistephium petiolatum var. altissimum Brade 1944

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as E parviflorum var album;Iconografia de Orchidaceae Do Brasil Hoehne 1949 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing not = E subrepens; Native Orchids of Trinidad & Tobhago Schultes 1960 draqwing not = E subrepens; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 Drawing not = E subrepens; Orchids of French Guiana Szalachetko, Veyret, Mytnik-Ejsmont, Sawicka, Ruthkowski and Baranow 2012 drawings fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz/Uribe 2017 drawing fide;