Epidendrum melinanthum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum Photo by Lorens Grobler

Common Name The Millet-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Colombia in disturbed open dry areasand steep slopes of premontane forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with simple,terete, rigid, basally sheathed stems carrying erect preading, narrolwy oblong, fleshy leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on a terminal, elongate, subcorymbose-abbreviate, racemose, densely many flowered inflorescence enveloped by about 7 bracts and has erect-spreading, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing ok/photo ok