Epidendrum farinosum R.Vásquez & Dodson GROUP Kalopternix

Photo by © Roberto Vásquez

TYPE Drawing by © R.Vásquez & Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Floury Epidendrum [refers to the white powdery surface to the leaves, inflorescence and flowers]

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Bolivia at elevations of 1900 meters as miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with short, branched, pendulous stems enveloped completely by wide, conduplicate, acute sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, oblong, dorsally carinate, conduplicate to the apex, gray green leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, pendent, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, simultaneously 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying clear green with purple spotted flowers with a fine white dusty appearance.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Revista Soc. Boliv. Bot. 2(2): 145, f. 2, 5 R.Vásquez & Dodson 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol II Laelinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2004 drawing/photo fide