Epidendrum nervosiflorum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 GROUP Neowilliamsia Photo by © Karremans and The Epidendra Website


Common Name or Meaning The Nerved Flower Epidendrum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet montane forests at elevations around 1600 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a simple, basally terete, cane-like, branching, from the intermediate internodes of the previous, laterally compressed above, ancipitose, thin, erect, straight stem enveloped basally by nonfoliaceous, tubular sheaths and carrying 1 to 4, throughout the apical half, alternate, articulate, erect-spreading, ancipitose, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, obtuse, minutely bilobed and apiculate, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the late winter through summer on a terminal, occuring only once, generally paniculate [rarely racemose in youth], ancipitose, two-winged, flexuous, 3 to 4.8" [7.5 to 12 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with 1 to 2, ancipitose, tubular, acute bracts and small, half as long as the ovary, deltoid, acute, conduplicate, ancipitose floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidanthus nervosiflorus (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Garay 1977; Neowilliamsia nervosiflora (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Dressler 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Schedul. Orch.l 8: 47-48. Ames & Schweinfurth 1925; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Orchid Digest 41(1): 22. Garay 1977 as Epidanthus nervosiflora; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 8(1): 29. Dressler 1981 as Neowilliamsia nervosiflora; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 as Neowilliamsia nervosiflora; Icones Orchidacearum 9 plate 964 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide;