Epidendrum viridibrunneum Rchb. f. 1862 GROUP Porpax Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Green & Light Brown Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1100 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome giving rise to short stems carrying distichous, fleshy, widely lanceolate to narrowly ovate-lanceolate, acute leaves that are articulate to the leaf sheaths below that blooms in the fall on a terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate, acute to apiculate spathe and with the large flower held just above the apex of the stem.

Synonyms Epidendrum centropetalum Rchb.f. 1855; Neolehmannia viridibrunnea (Rchb.f.) Garay & Dunst. 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 252 Schlechter 1920; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Nanodes viridibrunneum; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Neolehmannia viridibrunnea drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Neolehmannia viridibrunnea; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1128 Hagsater 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1140 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Miniature Orchids, A Compendium Parsons and Gerritson 2013 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good;