Epidendrum vargasii Christenson & Nauray 2001 GROUP Porpax Photo By Ron Parsons and his Flowershots Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by D. E. Bennett & E. Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep shadeCool Summer

Common Name Vargas' Epidendrum [Peruvian Botanist in Cuzco current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru in the eastern Andes at elevations around 1000 to 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, straight stem arising from the middle of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 5, alternate, distributed throughout the upper half of the stem, articulate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, succulent, smooth, dark green, unequal leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, sessile, short, arising from a mature growth, occuring only once, single flowered inflorescence with the ovary enveloped partially by a semi-oblong, conduplicate spathe and carrying single, resupinate flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 658 Bennett & Christeson 2001 drawing fide;