Epidendrum campestre Lindl. 1844


Photo by Americo Docha Neto

Plant in situ Alto de Ouro Branco, Minas Gerais State, Brazil elevation 1150 meters

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name or Meaning The Savanah Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Mantiqueira Rain Forest Mountains of Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphytic orchid with erect, canelike, slightly compressed stems carrying 3 to 4, distichous, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, more or less acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer in situ on a terminal, erect, peduncle carrying 2 to 3, acuminate bracts, thin, to 8" [20 cm] long, generally racemose, sometimes few branched, laxly many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum blandum Kraenzl. 1911; Pseudolaelia lyman-smithii R.J.V.Alves 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Auliza campestris photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Pseudolaelia lyman-smithii; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide