Epidendrum ellipticum Graham 1894 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Elongatum

Photo by Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Another Color Form in situ Sao Paulo state Brazil

Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Elliptic Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Brazil and Paraguay as a large sized, warm to cool growing, reed stem, terrestrial orchid with erect canes carrying oblong, rigidly leathery, obtuse apically leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, with a gradually elongating almost head-like corymb at the apex of the inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum crassifolium Lindl. 1853; Epidendrum ellipticum var. flavum Lindl. 1840; Epidendrum juruaense Cogn. 1906;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 69 1919; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing ok; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #2 5-8 tafel 3 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 as E crassifolium drawing hmm; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing hmm; Orchids of The Brazilian Central Plateau Menezes 2004 as E crassifolium photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok