Epidendrum vincentinum Lindl. 1841GROUP Violascens Photo courtesy of AEVA le toto-bois

Another Flower NOT! Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders


Common Name The Saint Vincent Epidendrum [An island in the Caribbean]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

This one was found as a reed stem epiphyte in wet montane forests, often in disturbed sites, so best grown in warm to cool conditions, but it is found in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Leewards, Windwards, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia? at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters with an elongate, branching stem carrying narrowly elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an apical, 1 3/4" [4 cm] long, branched, several flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem with simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms Epidendropsis vincentina (Lindl.) Garay & Dunst. 1976; Epidendrum serricardium Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum vincentinum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 218. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Epidendrum serricardium; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epidendrum serricardium; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as Epidendrum vincentinum; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Epidendrum vincentinum drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 as Epidendrum vincentinum; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 372 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as Epidendrum vincentinum drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as Epidendrum vincentinum drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as Epidendrum vincentianum; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 PHOTO FIDE; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1196 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 as Epidendrum vincentinum drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales as Epidendrum vincentinum 2009 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014