Epidendrum fulgens Brongn. 1834 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower in situ in Sao Paulo Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower?not Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Common Name or Meaning The Sparkling Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sao Paulo state of Brazil on the coast at 1 to 5 meters in elevation just 20 yards from the oceans edge as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial orchid with erect elongate reed-like canes carrying oblong, rigidly leathery, obtuse leaves that blooms at least in the fall in Brazil on an elongating, head-like ball of many successive flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum bradeanum Kraenzl. 1915; Epidendrum mosenii Rchb.f. 1880

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as E mosenii; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing fide;