Epidendrum wieslawii (Szlach. & Mytnik) J.M.H.Shaw 2014 GROUP Takulumena

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Lauren Minet and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name Wieslaw's Epidendrum [Polish director of the institute and Museum of Zoology in Warsaw Poland current]

Flower Size .56" [1.4]

Found in Loja province of Ecuador at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, branching stem carrying all along the stem, coriaceous, stiff, linear-lanceolate, shortly apiculate, slightly falcate, conduplicate, light grey green leaves that blooms in the fall on a basal, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long, enveloped almost completely by scarious, imbricating bracts, successively few flowered inflorescence with elliptic-obovate, shortly apiculate, scarious, semi-transparent, glabrous floral bracts and carrying rather small, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms *Takulumena wieslawii Szlach. & Mytnik 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Willdenowia 41: 298 Szlach. & Mytnik 2011 drawing fide; Wulfenia 21 : 6381 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide