Epidendrum janeirense Porto & Brade 1940 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

Photo by Bill Hunter.

Part sun Cool to Warm LATEFall to EARLY Winter

Common Name The Rio de Janiero Epidendrum

Found in Rio de Janiero state of Brazil in orimary and regrowth forest mostly on saplings at elevations of 900 to 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a woody, branching stem carrying mostly 2, apical, long lived, lanceolate, light green, papery leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, pendulous, .8" [2 cm] long, to 10 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!!!!! Kew states that this orchid is a synonym of E proligerum but if this ID is correct, they certainly are different.

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 drawing/photo fide;