Epidendrum heterodoxum Rchb.f. 1854 Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Warm Cool

Common Name The Different Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found only in northwestern and northcentral Venezuela at elevations of 600? to 1600? meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with cane-like, erect, straight, slightly apically complanate, green with tendency to purplish stems carrying to 14, all along the stem, 3 to 5, persistent at the apex, linear-lanceolate, shiny green with mostly purple marking on the ventral side and purple suffusions on the dorsal side leaves that blooms on a terminal, pendent, short to 2" [5 cm] long, racemose, several flowered inflorescence arising through a soft, elongate spathe and carrying slightly sweet scented flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum caracasanum Regel 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchds Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide