Epidendrum tachirense Foldats 1968 GROUP Nanodes

TYPE Drawing by Foldats

Common Name The Tachira Epidendrum [An area of western Venezuela]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Venezuela at elevations of 2300 to 2550 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with cylindrical to fusiform, thickened stems carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong, slightly obliquely bilobed apically, basally conduplicate leaf that blooms in the fall on a terminal, slightly shorter than the leaf, peduncle arising through a scarious, conduplicate, oblong to oblong-elliptic, half as long as the leaf, obtuse to rounded apically spathe, 1.6 to 3.2" [4 to 8 cm] long, simultaneously 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute to apiculate floral bracts and carrying greenish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo plant only;