~Epidendrum ansiferum Rchb. f. 1854 - See Epidendrum secundum Jacq. 1760

Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The Eyed [or holed] Epidendrum

Found in Venezuela and Brazil in original scrub, montane forests amongst tall grasses at elevations around 1580 meters as a giant sized, cool growing reedstem terrestrial that blooms in the summer

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 41 Schlechter 1919; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing not;