Epidendrum geniculatum Barb.Rodr.1881 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Alberti

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium Website

Part shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Bended Knee Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Espirito Santo, Rio de Janiero, Sao Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina states of Brazil at elevations around 780 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing, subcaespitose epiphyte, lithophyte or terrestrial with basal, robust, cylindrical, basally thin stems carrying towards the apex, deciduous, alternate, dark-green, linear-lanceolate, stiff, mildly keeled, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter on 1 to successively 3, terminal, slightly pendulous, short, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence carrying sessile flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 as E aff geniculatum drawing fide/ photo good; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide, Eric Hagsater pers comm 5/2020