Epidendrum purpureum Barb.Rodr. 1877

Comparison photo showing parents and offspring

Flowers in situ Brazil

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Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Purple Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in forest clearings on montain ridges amongst grasses and shrubs at elevations of 1200 to 1400 meters as a natural hybrid between E. denticulatum and E. orchidiflorum and blooms in the spring in Brazil as a giant sized, cool growing terrestrial with erect, thick stems carrying alternate, deep green, in the upper 2/3's of the stem, elliptic, fleshy, keeled leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, to 4" [10 cm] long, fasciculate, loose, 15 to 20 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum ormindoi F.E.L.Miranda 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as E purpureum; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing fide;