Epidendrum ochrochlorum Barb.Rodr.1881 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista Photo by Cassio Van der Berg and Orchidstudium

Full shade Cool LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Ochre-Green Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southeastern Brazil in low scrub forests on wind swept mountain ridges at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, woody, cane-like stem carrying alternate, lanceolate, dark green, keeled, deciduous, leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, racemose to paniculate, short, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence.

Often cited as a synonym of E proligerum but I have left it separate because of my Brazilian friends insistence that it is a separate species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994;