Epidendrum x belmillerae Campacci & Rosim 2018

SECTION Xiphizusa [Rchb.f] Cogn. 1902 GROUP Secundum


TYPE Drawing

Photos/TYPE Drawing by Marcos Campacci

Full Sun Warm LATE Fall

Common Name Bel Miller's Epidendrum [wife of David Miller orchidologist and she maintains the Private Reserve Of Natural Heritage in Rio current]

Flower Size .78" [1.75 cm]

Found in Rio de Janiero State of Brazil on rocky outcrops at elevations around 870 meters as a natural hybrid between E xanthinum and E ellipticum as a large sized, warm growing lithiophyte with a short rhizome giving rise to long, erect, terete stems carrying many, distributed all along the stem, alternate, coriaceous, fleshy, elliptic, acute, of variable size, narrowing below intothe conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an apical, erect, arising through a 1" [2.5 cm] long spathe, subumbellate, peduncle to 9" [22.5 cm] long, enveloped almost entirely by persistent, acute, tubular sheaths 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long overall, rachis green, terete, thin to 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively 6 to 8, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Coletanea de Orquideas Brasileiras Novas Especies Vol 15 Campacci & Silva 2019 photo/drawing fide