Epidendrum josianae M.Frey & V.P.Castro 2005


Photos by Frey - Castro Neto and Delfina de Araujo's Orchid Website

Common Name Josiana's Epidendrum [French Orchid Enthusiast and co-collector of species current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais state of Brazil on steep slopes at elevations around 1200 meters as a large to giant sized, cool growing rupicolus orchid with an erect, slightly curved, very slightly flattened laterally stems enveloped by scarious, imbricate sheaths and carrying distichous, amplexicaul, elliptic, slightly retuse, glabrous, canaliculate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, paniculate, to 6 shortly branched, 4 to 7 flowers each, strongly flattened, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, membraneous, light green spotted with red-wine bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 085 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 847 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 16(2) plate 1686 Hagsater etal 2018 in recognition section;