Epidendrum pachyphyton Garay 1973 GROUP Epidendropsis SUBGROUP Gracillimum Photo by © Rodrigo Escober and The Epidendra Website

Drawing Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Crassula Like Epidendrum [A Succulent Plant]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests or tepui slopes at at elevations of 1400 to 1920 meters as a erect to pendent, mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple to branched stems carrying several short, fleshy, imbricating leaves and blooms on a terminal racemose, one to few flowered inflorescence with short bracts and well opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 8(3): 182. Garay 1973 photo fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;