Epidendrum myrianthum Lindl. 1853 Oerstedella Group Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by © Eric Hunt plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Common Name The Many Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial on grassy slopes and rocky banks in forests and thickets or epiphyte at elevations of 1200 to 2370 meters with clustered, cane-like, terete, thin, erect stems enveloped by tubular sheaths and carrying 10 to 28, distichous, articulate, erect spreading, fleshy, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, basally clasping leaves and blooms on a terminal, erect, branched, 18" [45 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers arising in the summer.

Synonyms Epidendrum myriantchum Hkr. ex Gajon Sanches Mejores 1930; *Epidendrum myrianthum Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum myrianthum var. album Rchb.f. ex B.S.Williams 1894; Epidendrum verrucosum var. myrianthum (Lindl.) Ames & Correll 1942; Oerstedella myriantha (Lindl.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Epidendrum myrianthum; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 9 1958 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum verrucosum var myrianthum; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orquídea (Mexico City). 8(1): 3 1981 as Oerstedella myriathadrawing fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Oerstedella myriantha drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 856 Hagsater 2006 as Epidendrum myrianthum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 897 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section as Epidendrum myrianthum