Epidendrum paruimense G.A.Romero & Carnevali 2004 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

TYPE Drawing by Diego Bogarin courtesy of Romero & Carnevali

Full shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Paruima Epidendrum [An area of Guyana]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Guyana in dense scrub forestsat elevations around 780 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with apparently prolific stems arising from the lower to middle internodes of the previous stem, enveloped almost completely by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying 4, apical, distichous, articulate, narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acute, subcoriaceous, 6 to 8 prominent nerved on each side of the mid nerve leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, peduncle terete, winged, appearing laterally compressed, .48" [1.2 cm] long, rachis .16" [4 mm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with basally cucllate, winged, narrowly triangular, apically subulate, floral bracts and carrying dull greenish lavender flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lankesteriana 4: 229. Romero & Carnevali 2002 drawing fide