Epidendrum stiliferum Dressler 1967 GROUP Lanium

Inflorescence Photos by Luis Filipe Varela and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Droplet Carrying Epidendrum

Flower Size .28 [7 mm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in very wet tropical forests at elevations around 400 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] between each pseudobulb enveloped by 3 to 5 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, subulate, fleshy, sulcate leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose to subpaniculate, glabrous, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with a finely pubescent ovary and carrying very small, pale green flowers suffused with pink.

Synonyms Lanium subulatum Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as Lanium subulatum; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as Lanium subulatum drawing ok; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Lanium subulatum photo ok Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 489 Dodson 1989 drawing good;