~Epidendrum longispathum Barb. Rodr. 1877 - See Epidendrum cooperianum Bateman 1867

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

Part shadeCoolWarm

Common Name The Long-Sheathed Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

A Southeastern Brazil species found at 1000 meters of altitude in Serra da Mantiqueira as a warm to cool growing epiphyte that blooms on a terminal, arcuate, racemose, umbelliform inflorescence that is subtended by several scarious bracts. Said to be a synonym of Epidendrum cooperianum and if so that species takes precedence.