Epidendrum campaccii Hágsater & L. Sánchez S. 1993 GROUP Difforme

Photo by © Dalton Holland Baptista

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & E.Santiago and The AMO Herbario Website


Common Name Campacci's Epidendrum [Marco Antonio Campacci, discoverer of type, Brazilian Current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil at elevations around 700 meters and part of the E difforme complex as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a reed-like, terete stem enveloped below by several scarious, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 4 to 9, ovate, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter through mid fall on a terminal, short, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying, successively opening but eventually all at once, resupinate, afternoon intensely fragrant [carnations] flowers.

"Epidendrum campaccii is a member of the GROUP Difforme characterized by the caespitose, sympodial plants, fleshy, pale green to glaucous leaves, apical inflorescence, sessile, rarely with a short peduncle, one-flowered to many-flowered, and then corymbose, without spathaceous bracts, fleshy, green to yellowish-green rarely white flowers. The species can be recognized by the terete stem, 5 to 8 successive, green f1owers, transversely oblong, 3-lobed lip with many small drops of nectar on the base of the disc, semiorbicular lateral lobes, protruding, bilobed midlobe, and straight column. It is somewhat similar to E . garciae Pabst which has laterally compressed stems, a single large flower, white lip with subelliptic lateral lobes, midlobe not protruding, and an arcuate column." Hagster etal 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 The Genus Epidendrum Part 1 Plate 117 Hagsater 1993 fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1258 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1393 Hasater & Salazar 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1551 Hagsater & Sanchez 2015 see recognition section;