Epistephium praestans Hoehne 1910

TYPE DrawingDrawings by Hoehne and The Plant Illustration Website

Common Name The Outstanding Epistephium

Flower Size .8 [2 cm]

Found in Mato Grosso Brazil as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with fleshy roots and a short rhizome giving rise to an erect, somewhat sinuous, slightly angled leafy stem carrying ovate-elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 9 to 11 nerved, larger grading smaller above leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, laxly, 8 to 14 [20 to 35 cm] long, successively single, 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence with small triangular floral bracts. .

Synonyms Epistephium praestans var. album (Hoehne) Hoehne 1945; Epistephium sclerophyllum var. album Hoehne 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 as E praestans var album drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide;