Epidendrum superpositum Garay 1958 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae

Plant and Flowers Photos by Garay and The Harvard University Herbaria and Libraries WebsiteWebsite

Common Name The One On Top of the Other Epidendrum [refers to the branching stem ]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in northern Venezuela at elevations around 2300 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect to slightly arcuate, superposed repeatedly stems carrying up to 5, distichous, ovate, acute, coriaceous leaves that blooms on a terminal, pendent, short peduncle, racemose, rachis, flat, strap like, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, subcapitate, recurved, many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, floral bracts and carrying small green flowers with the sepals on the dorsal face are shaded with brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 not = Epi curtisii; Flora De Venezuela Volumen XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide;