Epistephium portellianum Barb.Rodr. 1877Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues and The Wikimedia Website

Common Name The Pale Colored Epistephium

Flower Size 2 [5 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil as a large to giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect, robust, somewhat sinuous stem carrying coriaceous, distichous, elliptic-ovate, abruptly acute, 7 nerved, somewhat cordate and amplexicaul below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal and axillary, 2 to 2.4 [5 to 6 cm] long, successively 1 to 3, few flowered inflorescence with a small leaf-like floral bract and carrying magenta flowers with a purple lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; The Organ Mounain Range, Its History and Its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008