Epidendrum veltenianum Campacci 2007 publ. 2008 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Type Species Photo by Marcos Campacci and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Velten's Epidendrum [Brazilian Orchid Enthusiast and discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Espiritu Santo state of Brazil in the Atlantic Rain forest at elevations of around 800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with short, 3 noded stems enveloped totally by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 3 decurrent, subcoriaceous, elliptical, gradually smaller above leaves that blooms in the Brazilian spring on a terminal, short, erect, on a mature stem, occuring only once, simultaneously 4 flowered inflorescence with acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Boletim COAB No 68 Campacci 2007/2008 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide;