Epidendrum parahybunense Barb.Rodr. 1881 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Full shade Cool LATERSummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Rio Parahybu Epidendrum [A river in Parahybu Province Brazil]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais and Rio de Janiero states of Brazil on mountain ridges at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very woody, brownish, jointed, cane-like stem carrying 2 apical, dark green, deeply keeled, lanceolate, deciduous leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on a short, terminal, fasciculate, 7 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide;