Epidendrum henschenii Barb.Rodr. 1882

Photo by Mariana Stocchero and The Orchidstudium Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Barbosa Rodrigues, Courtesy of Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part Shade Hot WarmLATE SpringEARLYSummer AND AGAIN IN MID Fall

Common Name or Meaning Henschen's Epidendrum [Swedish Plant Collector in Brazil 1800's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Parana' states of Brazil at elevations of 300 to 600 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing reed-stem epiphyte with erect, leafy in the upper third stems carrying dark green, alternate, lanceolate, papery, conduplicate, mildly keeled leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer and again in the mid fall on a terminal, short, racemose, bractless, to 5 flowered inflorescence arising on mature and leafless canes but not on new growths

Synonyms Epidendrum brevicolle Kraenzl. 1921

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing fide;