Oestlundia distantiflora (A.Rich. & Galeotti) W.E.Higgins 2001

Drawing by Eric Hagsater


Common Name The Distant Flowered Oestlundia [refers to the spacing of the flowers on the inflorescence]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Mexico and Belize in montane pine rainforests at elevations of 900 to 1350 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, conic-ovoid pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3 apical, subcoriaceous, linear, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, racemose or short branched, 6.8 to 16" [17 to 49 cm] long, lax, to 30 flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Encyclia distantiflora (A.Rich. & Galeotti) Dressler & G.E.Pollard 1971; *Epidendrum distantiflorum A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as E distantiflorum; Icones Orchidacearum 1 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 as Encyclia distantiflora drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 66 #3 2002; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives The Debateable Epidendrum Withner & Harding 2004; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 photo fide