Epidendrum tenuicaule F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Scabrum SUBGROUP Cuniculatum Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial ShadeColdLATERSummer LATEspring

Common Name or Meaning The Thin Stemmed Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and northern Peru at elevations around 2500 to 3700 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing lithophyte or epiphyte with branched, cane-like, terete, thin, main stem longest, upper branches progressively smaller stems arising from the subapical internodes of the previous stem and carrying articulate, distributed all along the stem, narrowly lanceolate, acute, dorsal keel, crenate margined leaves that blooms in the later summer through late spring on a terminal, arching-nutant, terete, dense, 16 to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 892 Hagsater 2006 drawing ok