Epidendrum attenuatum Lindl. 1853 Photo by The Native Colombian Orchids Flickr Website

Drawing Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Pointed Epidendrum [refers to the Sepals, petals, lip and leaf]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1900 to 2300 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with narrowly oblong to oblong, slightly compressed, dark puce brown pseudobulbs carrying 2, thick, rigid, linear, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, suberect then arching, strongly compressed, green grading to maroon, terete rachis, 7.2 [18 cm] long, 10 to 13 flowered inflorescence with 3, tubular, acuminate sheaths and very narrow, pinky brown floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;