Epidendrum chlorinum Barb. Rodr. 1881 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

Plant and Flower

Photos by Americo Docha Neto


Common Name The Greenish Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.2 cm]

Found in the Mantiqueira Rain Forest Mountains of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a medium [45 cm] sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial on high mountain ridges beneath scrub in coarse grasses with a drooping cane-like stem enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths with the lower third being deciduous and carrying deep, green, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, 2" [5 cm] long, 7 to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum chloranthum Barb. Rodr. 1877 Nom Ilegal

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing fide/photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide