Epidendrum cereiflorum Garay & Dunst. 1965

TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Waxy Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern and northwestern Venezuela in somewhat stunted forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with tough, terete, branched, repent, becoming laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying a few, at the apex of the stem, linear-lanceolate, acute, sessile, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, successively single flowered inflorescence hidden within the 5 to 6, thin, compressed, green to pale brown, imbricating bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;