Epidendrum swartzii (Rchb.f. ex Griseb.) Hágsater 2007 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Repens TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Swartz's Epidendrum [Swedish Collector and Botanist 1700's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic on trees at elevations of 510 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, branched, new growths arise from the upper internodes of the previous stem, basally terete, somewhat laterally compressed above, more or less sinuous stem carrying 6 to 10 on the main stem, less on the branches, erect, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, unequally bilobed , aristate, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the late summer through early winter on a terminal, without a spathe, distichous, .48 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm] long, successively single, to 3 flowered inflorescence with longer than the ovary, conduplicate, oblong-ovate, obtuse floral bracts and carrying flowers without color or fragrance data.

Synonyms *Epidendrum strobiliferum var. swartzii Rchb.f. ex Griseb.1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 994 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide