Epidendrum cesar-fernandezii Carnevali & I.Ramírez 2003 GROUP Sodiroi

Drawing by © Carlos Yam, Germdn Carnevali Ferncindez-Concha and Ivon .M. Ramirez-Morillo and Novon Vol 13 # 4 2003 pg #405


Common Name Cesar Fernandez's Epidendrum [Venezuelan Orchid Enthusiast and Collector of the paratype current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Tachira state of Venezuela at elevations around 1115 meters as a giant sized, cool growing epiphyet with simple, multifoliate, slightly compressed stems carrying elliptic, acute, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, without a spathe, flowering once, paniculate, the primary branches pinnate again in the lower half of their length, peduncle 8.6" [24 cm] long, subterete or slightly compressed, surface smooth in the lower half, becoming laxly verruculose above, primary. branches 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long, secondary branches 1.4 to 2.2" [3 to 5.5 cm] long bearing 5 to 8 flowers; bracts of the peduncle 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] long, ca. .4" [1 cm] wide at base, very narrowly triangular and acuminate, bracts of the primary branches similar to those of peduncle but much smaller, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, rachis on the branches subterete and slightly angulate, laxly verruculose, many flowered inflorescence with narrowly triangular floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Novon Vol 13 # 4 2003 pg #405 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 18(1) plate 1836 Hagsater, Santiago2020 see recognition section