Epidendrum deltoglossum Garay & Dunst. 1966 GROUP Kalopternix

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeCool LATE SummerEARLYfall

Common Name Triangular Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Venezuela on branches of stunted trees at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branching, repent rhizome giving rise to sub-pseudobulbous, articulate bases carrying mostly 2, highly variable in size and shape, suborbicular to elongate, moderately fleshy to very fleshy, medium green to brown green to greeny purple with age, finely sulcate above, angled rather than keeled as well as sometimes purple beneath leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, successively single, sometimes with a 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the young leaf.

Synonyms Kalopternix deltoglossus (Garay & Dunst.) Garay & Dunst. 1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Kalopternix deltoglossus; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as Kalopternix deltoglossa drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Kalopternix deltoglossus drawing/photo fide; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives, the Debateable Epidendrum Withner and Harding 2004; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo;