Epidendrum mantiqueranum Porto & Brade 1938 publ. 1940

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Part Shade WarmCoolFall THROUGH EARLYSummer

Common Name The Mantiquera Epidendrum [A mountain Range in Brazil]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Espirito Santo?, Rio de Janiero, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations around 700 to 800 [1600 to 2000] meters as a small sized, warm [cool] growing, caespitose epiphyte with cane like stems that are slightly compressed towards the apex and carrying, 3 to 5, lanceolate, held towards the apex of the stem, acute, acuminate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall through early summer on a terminal, erect, much shorter than the leaves, densely 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing good/photo hmm; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide