Epidendrum longicaule (L.O. Williams) L.O. Williams 1964

Photo by Weyman Bussey.

Plant in situ, Las Juntas, Jalisco Mexico

Another Flower View

Plant With Keiki

Photos by Jay Pfahl.

Plant and Flowers in situ Jalisco Mexico

more Plant and Flowers in situ Jalisco Mexico

Photo by Eduoard Faria.

Common Name The Long-Stemmed Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [1.85 cm]

Found only in Mexico in the state of Jalisco as a miniature sized, warm growing lithophyte on cliffsides or on large rocks near streams at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters with elongate, fusiform stems carrying 3 to 6, linear-lanceolate, acute, thin leaves graduating in size from smallest at the bottom that blooms on a simple, many [15] flowered inflorescence with long-lasting, successively opening flowers occuring in the summer and fall. This species has an elongating inflorescence with each flower arising days after another and can form keikis on old stems so do not cut them. They can be removed and mounted on their own after they have 3 pseudobulbs formed.

Synonyms *Ionopsis longicaulis L.O. Williams 1962

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Barbosa Rodrigues as Ionopsis longicaulis; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 6 1998 photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo fide;