Epidendrum filicaule Lindl. 1831

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium Website

Part Shade Warm Cool LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Thread-Like Stem Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bahia, Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo states of Brazil at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly elliptic in cross-section cylindrical, cane-like branching stems carrying alternate, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, pendent, shorter than the leaves, few to 12 flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum filicaule var. itatiayae Loefgr.1915

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide