Epidendrum pseudowallisii Schltr. 1923

GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Wallisii Photo by © JC & E George and The Orchidstudium Website

Part shade Cold

Common Name The False Wallisii Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 2000 meters and is a cold growing epiphyte.

Differs from it's namesake wallisii by its smallness, the narrowness and lack of the keels on the lip, as well as wider petals.

Synonyms Oerstedella pseudowallisii (Schltr.) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 124. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 2 1963 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Oerstedella pseudowallisii; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 899 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section