Epidendrum nubium Rchb.f. 1866 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula

photo by The El Tular Website


photo by Arboretum Website


Drawing by Fritz Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Cool Winter

Common Name The Cloud Forest Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in elfin and cloud forests at elevations of 1400 to 1650 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, branching stems producing new stems from the internodes below the leaves of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 5, coriaceous, distichous towards the apex, conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, arching, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 724 Hamer 1982 drawing ok; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing ok; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo plant only; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018