Epidendrum dipus Lindl. 1845 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Viridipurpureum

Photo by Brieger


Drawing by Hoehne and the Plant Illustrations Website


Drawing by Edwards Botanical Register and the Botanicus Website


Common Name The ? Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in French Guiana and southeastern Brazil? as a medium sized epiphyte with cane-like, arched, leafy stems carrying oblong to oblong-oblanceolate, acute to sub-obtuse, more or less recurved apically leaves that blooms on a terminal, , branched, basally enveloped by up to to 2 spathes, branches to 6" [15 cm] long, rather densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Epidendrum dipus Lindl, belongs to the GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Viridipurpureum , characterized by the caespitose, sympodial habit, sub-coriaceous leaves, prominent spathaceous bracts, wide petals (not filiform), the pollinia laterally compressed but not quite bird-wing type, and the mid-lobe of the lip usually bifid. The species is recognized by the short plants, ca, 20" [50 cm] tall, of the short, densely flowered, clearly paniculate many-flowered inflorescence, the sepals green somewhat dorsally tinged with brown, the clearly 3-lobed, white lip with the mid-lobe slightly narrower than the width between the lateral lobesand the petals narrowly spatulate, .08 to .1" [2.0 to 2.5 mm] wide, and with the apex rounded. Epidendrum lindbergii has an entire lip, flowers green, with the disc of the lip and apex of the column white and petals .128" [3.2 mm] wide." Adapted from plate 1450 Hagsater 1013

Synonyms Epidendrum nutans var. dipus (Lindl.) Lindl. 1853

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 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 382 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1423 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1450 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1462 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section;