Epidendrum stallforthianum Kraenzl. 1912 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Stallforth's Epidendrum [German Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800- early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 mm]

Found in southern Mexico in the state of Vera Cruz in oak forests at elevations of 680 to 1600 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, somewhat laterally compressed, straight stems carrying 5 or more, alternate, all along the stem ,elliptic, acute, slightly carinate, sub-xcoriaceous, margin entire leaves that boooms in the later spring on a terminal, pluri-racemose, producing new racemes over years from the nodes of the old inflorescence, peduncle relatively short, with 2 to 3 imbricating, tubular, oblong-triangular, acute bracts, rachis terete, smooth, descending, lax, simultaneously 15 to 25 flowered inflorescence with mostly shorter than the ovary, apically progressively shorter, amplexicaul, ovate-triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fragrant [disagreeable - tea leaves] flowers with the tepals brown, the column green basally and white towards the apex and the lip is white with cream to pale brown.

Synonyms Epidendrum heteroglossum Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidaeacrum 11 Plate 1181 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;