Epidendrum convergens Garay & Dunst. 1965 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii COMPLEX Convergens


Photos by Patricia Harding

Another Flower

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part shade Cool Summer

Common Name The Convergant Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northern Venezuela at elevations around 1300 to 1400 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with highly compressed leafy stems carrying bright green, rather thin, linear, acute, lightly sulcate midnerve, dorsally carinate, narrowing into the conduplicate, clasping base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, highly compressed, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, successively flowered inflorescence with several basal imbricating bracts.

CAUTION!!! There are 2 completely different flowers represented here. I am sorry that I cannot be specific with which one fills all the requirements to be E convergens. I need more and better references.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing ok to Jay's photo; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide to Patricia's photo; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1362 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1370 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 See Recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;