Epidendrum heringeri Hágsater 2001 GROUP Amblostomoides

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name Heringer's Epidendrum [Brazilian past curator of the Herbario da Reserva Ecologica Do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografica e Estadistica Brasilia]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in the state of Goias in the planalto do Brasil at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, thickened, fusiform stems carrying 3, aggregate at the apex, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, paniculate, arching, delicate, fractiflex towards the apex, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white flowers.

"Epidendrum heringeri is part of the GROUP Amblostomoides characterized by the caespitose habit, the thinly fusiform stems carrying narrow, apically bilobed, subcoriaceous leaves distributed towards the apical half of the stem that blooms on an often large, apical, erect, paniculate infloresence carrying greenish yellow to white flowers with a 3 lobed lip and with the ovaries and sepals usually dorsally pubescent. The species is recognized by its simple, fusiform, cane-like stems, long, linear, narrow leaves, delicate, paniculate inflorescence, the apical portion zigzag, and the small glabrous, white flowers with a 3-lobed lip, the lateral lobes obliquely ovate, and the rectangular midlobe ending in a widened, rounded plate. It is similar to Epidendrum purum which is overall more stout, the rachis thicker and straight, the flowers generally larger, the column straight, clinandrium shorter." Hagsater etal 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 444 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide;