Epidendrum sublobatum C.Schweinf. ex Garay & Dunst.1965GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Repens Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Almost Lobed Epidendrum [refers to the obscurely three lobed lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela low down on scrub trees in scrubby forests at elevations around 3000 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with a suberect to pendent, continually branching, swollen, older stems dark red brown, newer branches shiny light green, heavily noded stems carrying 3, at the end of the newer branches, fleshy, rigid, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse leaves that blooms on a terminal, on the new branches, occuring only once, pendent, racemose, lax, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence and carrying unfertilized flowers with swollen ovaries.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Second Edition Vol 1 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide;