Epidendrum addae Pabst 1972 GROUP Mutelianum

Photo by The Orchidees en Nord Website

Common Name Adda's Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil in stunted elfin forests on thick horizontal branches at elevations around 1100 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a terete basally, laterally compressed and thicker above stems enveloped from 4" [10 cm] up the stem to the first leaf, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying up to 4 thin, floppy, very dark green above, purplish beneath, oblanceolate, acute, distinctly keeled leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a pendent, to 4" [to 10 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

It is not uncommon to find alba flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the high mountain Atlantic Rainforest in Southeastern Brazil Miller, Waren 1994 drawing good; The Organ Mountain Range its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller and Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide