Epidendrum caldense Barb.Rodr. 1881

Plant and Flower

Photos by Luiz Filipe Varela and his Flicker website

Part Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Caldas Epidendrum [Pocos de Caldas, a town in southwestern Minas Gerais]

Flower Size more than 1/2" [more than 1.25 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catarina and Rio do Sul states of Brazil as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with thin, cane-like stems carrying alternate, linear, acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, shorter than the leaves, simple, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Epidendrum hatschbachii Schltr. 1926; Epidendrum paulense Cogn. 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidacearum Brasiliense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing good; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo good