Epidendrum yaracuyense Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000 GROUP Difforme TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville

Common Name The Yaracuy Epidendrum [A state in Venezuela where the type species was found]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Yaracuy state of Venezuela at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect, laterally flattened, fractiflex stem enveloped completely by leaf sheath bases carrying light green, at times rather dirty in aspect, not thick, very rigid, sharp keeled, sharp margined, generally minutely apiculate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, on a maturing stem, in groups of three or four arising through a thin, pale, green bract, well concealed within the uppermost leaf, single flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as E apaganum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Dunsterville, G.C.K. & Garay, L.A., 1979 Neolehmannia apagana drawing fide; *Orchids Venezuela, ed. 2: 1135 G.A.Romero & G.Carnevali, 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo good;