Epidendrum pelletieri Sambin & Chiron 2018 GROUP Difforme

Photo by © Aurélien Sambin and The Epidendrum du Groupe Difforme de Guyane Website


Common Name Pelletier's Epidendrum [French Guianese Orchid Collector of species current]

Flower Size .6 [1.5 cm]

Found in French Guiana in rainforests as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a bsally cylindrical, strongly laterally compressed above stems carrying 3 to 4, on the apical half, subcoriaceous, fleshy, clear green, ligulate-linear to oblong-elliptic, obtuse, apically bilobed leaves that blooms in the fall and earlier winter on a terminal, sessile, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with subtransluscent, triangular, obtuse, the second one smaller floral bracts and carrying resupinate, glabrous, clear green flowers without a detectable fragrance.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Richardiana Vol 2 Synopsis des espèces d'Epidendrum (Orchidaceae) de Guyane. 2- Groupe « Difforme » Aurélien Sambin, Diana Essers & Guy R. Chiron 02/26/2016;