Epidendrum cooperianum Bateman 1867

Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista photo by Ralph Carvalho Araujo and Orchidstudium

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Patricia Harding

Part shadeCoolWarm Spring

Common Name or Meaning Cooper's Epidendrum [English Orchidist 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.2 cm]

Found in Brazil as a large sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with thick, erect, leafy throughout stems carrying rigidly leathery, ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, to 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, pendulous, densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum longispathum Barb Rodr. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #10 1969 photo/drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasiliense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as E longispathum; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide