Epidendrum acuminatum Ruiz & Pav. 1798 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Alpicolum

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What many people think is E acuminatum but not even the same group From Jardin Antioquia

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Part shade ColdSummer

Common Name The Acuminate Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 2100 to 2400 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with an erect, leafy stem carrying linear, acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect then arching, racemose, 6.4" [16 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence enveloped by 2 elongate, tubular, acuminate bracts and with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, variable in length floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum melinoacron Schltr 1921;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 7: 243. Schlechter 1920; Repertorium Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 88 Schlechter Peru Schlechter 1921 as E melinoacron; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 468 Schlechter 1929 as E melinoacron drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; * Studies in American orchids VI Canadian Journal of Botany 34(2):241-260 Garay 1962; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 444 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide to first photo; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as E sp Pg 134 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;