Microepidendrum subulatifolium (A.Rich. & Galeotti) W.E.Higgins 2002 Photo by Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Awl-Shaped, Twisted Leaf Microepidendrum

Flower Size 3/8" to 1/2" [1 to 1.5 cm]

A miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic and rarely lithophytic orchid that is found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Mexico, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico, on thin oak branches in dry open forests with light shade at elevations of 1500 to 2100 meters having clustered, thickened stems [not forming pseudobulbs] carrying 2 to 3 apical, subcylindric, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, thin, pendant, 1' [30 cm]long, sometimes branched, laxly few-flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers from mid-winter through summer.

Synonyms Encyclia subulatifolia (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Dressler 1961; *Epidendrum subulatifolium A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Microepidendrum subulatifolium (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Brieger 1977;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Encyclia subulatifolium; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Encyclia subulatifolium photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 7 2006 photo as Encyclia subulatifolium ; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1052 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 as Encyclia subulatifolium photo fide