Epidendrum discoidale Lindl. 1853

Photo by Ron & Margaret

Part shadeHotWarmLATEWinter

Common Name The Disc-Shaped Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found only on Dominica Island as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying distichous, rigid, chartaceous, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter on a terminal, erect, subdensely many flowered, racemose to few branched, 6 to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, with linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974