Epidendrum ochrochlorum Barb.Rodr.1881 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by Cassio Van der Berg Courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista 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 ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide;