Epistephium subrepens Hoehne 1944 Photo by Gustavo Romero and THE ORCHIDS OF THE YAVITA-MAROA ROAD Website

In situ Guyana Photo by D Clark


Common Name The Almost Crawling Epistephium

Flower Size 2 [5 cm]

Found in Guyana and northern Brazil in open places usually on sandstone outcroppings at elevations of 100 to 1500 meters as a giant sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with a basally more or less prostrate becoming erect above stem carrying short scales below and well separated narrowly elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves above that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, 6 to 10 [15 to 25 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, acute floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII II Hoehne 1945 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as E parviflorum drawing fide; Native Orchids of Trinidad & Tobago Schultes 1960 as E parviflorum Drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 as E p-arvifloum not Drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as E parviflorum drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 Drawing ok; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz/Uribe 2017 drawing fide;