Epidendrum nuriense Carnevali & Hágsater 1992 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula

TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez, Hágsater & Carnevali and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Warm

Common Name The Nuria Epidendrum [refers to Altiplano de Nuria in Bolivar Venezuela]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela in rain or cloud forests at elevations of 500 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect to arching, reedlike, cylindric, straight, produced from medial internodes of older stems and carrying 2 to 5 per stem, grouped toward stem apex, narrowly elliptic or rarely ovate, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms terminal from the apex of fully mature stems, spathe absent, racemose or rarely branched, somewhat nutant; peduncle .6 to 1.2" [1.5 to 3 cm] long, laterally compressed, peduncle bracts 1 or 2, ca. .08" [2 mm] long, triangular; rachis fractiflex, laterally compressed, simultaneously 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with amplexicaul, triangular floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Novon 2(4): 316-317 Carnevali & Hagsater 1992 Drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;