Epidendrum loefgrenii Cogn. 1898 GROUP Loefgrenii Type for the group

Photo by Schlechter

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Cogniaux and The Plant Genera.org Website


Common Name Loefgren's Epidendrum [Swedish Botanist in Brazil later 1800's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil as a small sized, pendent growing epiphyte with pendent, cylindrical canes partially enveloped by tubular leaf sheaths and carrying imbricate, conduplicate, elliptic in maturity, obtuse to acute, leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, short, corymb of several flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; 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