Epidendrum strobilicaule Hágsater & Benelli. 2008 GROUP Physinga TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Cone-Like Stem Epidendrum [refers to the pseudobulb sape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Mata Grosso state of Brazil in the Chapada do Guimaraes and the Serra de Sao Vicente at elevations of 550 to 700 meters as a madium sized, warm growing lithophyte with cane-like, basally thickened a becoming progressively thinner above, [somewhat like an inverted carrot], long-conical, 7 to 12 noded that are equal in length stems carrying 3 to 6, all along the apical 1/3rd of the stem, subcoriaceous, spreading, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, margin entire, grey-green leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a terminal, without a spathe, elongte, straight, pluri-racemose, peduncle 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, terete, thin, straight, provided with 5 to 7 imbricating, tubular, alterally compressed, ancipitous, acuminate, decreading in size above bracts, rachis .2 to 1" [.5 to 2.5 cm] long, terete, thin, flexuous, sucessively 2 to 4, 4 to 14 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, infundibukiform, oblique, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, non-fragrant, green flowers with the lip tinged with burgundy red and the margins are greenish.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaeacrum 11 Plate 1184 Hagsater & Benelli 2008 drawing fide;