Microepidendrum subulatifolium (A.Rich. & Galeotti) W.E.Higgins 2002 Photo by Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Awl-Shaped, Twisted Leaf Microepidendrum

Flower Size 3/8" to 1/2" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Jalisco, Michoacan, Mexico, Guerrero and Oaxaca states of Mexico, on thin oak branches in dry open forests with light shade at elevations of 1500 to 2100 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic and rarely lithophytic orchid with clustered, thickened stems [not forming pseudobulbs] carrying 2 to 3 apical, subcylindric, acute leaves that blooms in the mid-winter through summer on a terminal, thin, pendant, 1' [30 cm]long, sometimes branched, laxly few-flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia subulatifolia (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Dressler 1961; *Epidendrum subulatifolium A. Rich. & Galeotti 1845; Microepidendrum subulatifolium (A. Rich. & Galeotti) Brieger 1977;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Encyclia subulatifolium; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Encyclia subulatifolium photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 7 2006 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1052 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 as Encyclia subulatifolium photo fide