Epidendrum johnstonii Ames 1905

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Common Name Johnston's Epidendrum [American Botanist late 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on St. Lucia and Margarita Isla, Venezuela at elevations of 500 to 900 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, cylindrical, thicker towards the apex pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3, scarious, imbricate, tubular, evanescent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-oblong to oblong, subround apically, sometimes purple flushed leaves that blooms on a terminal, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, erect to nutant, filiform, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising through a membraneaceous, conduplicate, obtuse, dorsally carinate spathe.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum johnstonii; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 70 Schlechter 1919; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 photo fide;