Epidendrum stalkyi Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000GROUP Kalopternix SUBGROUP Serpens

Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Common Name Stalky's Epidendrum [Nickname for Dunsterville, American Orchid Collector in Venezuela 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela on trees along stream banks at elevations around 1700 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with aggregate along and concealing the rhizome, sub-orbicular, bifoliate, in youth smooth, shiny green becoming heavily rugose and green to dark purple in color depending on direct sun exposure pseudobulbs and carrying 2, thinly coriaceous but rigid, lightly to strongly rugose ventrally, dorsal smoother, mid nerve sulcate, dorsally angled leaves that blooms on a terminal, sessile, sub-umbelliform, simultaneously 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers that are mostly white, the lip has some pink flecking, the column is cream colored with pink flecking and the anther is cream with dark violet on the deep ventral depression.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Second Edition Vol 1 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; *Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Second Edition Vol 3 Romero & Carnevali 2000; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;