Epidendrum chioneoides Carnevali & G.A.Romero in G.A.Romero & G.Carnevali 2000 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Vernixium TYPE Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay

Common Name The E chioneum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in the Distrito Federal of Venezuela in dense forests at elevations around 2100 to 2300 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte sometimes terrestrial with cane-like, terete, erect to drooping, compressed, subapically branching stems, carrying shiny dark green above, dull green beneath, elliptic-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, drooping to pendent, shortly pedunculate, to 2" [5 cm] long overall, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence carrying glabrous, green, strongly recurved, resupinate flowers.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as E moyandae not = E chioneoides; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E moyandae drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Second Edition Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; *Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 3 Second Edition Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide

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