Epidendrum nutans Sw. 1788 GROUP Viridipurpureum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo by Mauro Peixoto Copyrighted and his Brazilian Plants Website

Common Name The Nodding Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

A hot growing epiphyte found in Jamaica, Colombia, Venezuela and southeastern Brazil on tree trunks, in bright places as a large sized, warm to cool growing orchid with erect, flexuous, terete, simple, cane-like stems carrying distichous, patent to erect-patent, slightly coriaceous, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, acute to subobtuse, somewhat conduplicate into the articulated base leaf that blooms on a terminal, paniculate, many flowered, 5.2 to 20" [13 to 50 cm] long, thin, terete, erect then pendent inflorescence arising through 1 to 2, scarious, conduplicate, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse to acute spathes

Synonyms Epidendrum tridentatum Fawc. 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing fide; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing good Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide;