Epidendrum lanioides Schlechter 1913 GROUP Lanium Photo by Eric Hunt and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part ShadeCool to Cold Summer

Common Name The Lanium Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1850 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or lithophyte on vertical rock faces with narrowly fusiform pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, linear-oblong, minutely bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, short pedunculate, racemose, 4" [10 cm] long, 12 to 17 flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 640 Bennett & Christenson 2001 Drawing fide;