Epidendrum artelirioi Xim.Bols. 2012 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum

Plant and Flowers

photos by Ximena Bolsanello and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Artelirio's Epidendrum [Sr Bolsanello, VP of the Universidad Federal de Espirito Santo]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo state of Brazil at elevations around 750 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, slightly laterally compressed, erect, straight stems carrying about 3 to 13, all along the stem, alternate, articulate, suberect, coriaceous, elliptic, acute to obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late summer and earlier fall on a terminal, arching, elongate, 1.2 to 14.4" [3 to 36 cm] long, including the rachis .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, successively 2 to 3, to 8 flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana 12(3): 102-103, 106-108. 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide