Epidendrum praetervisum Rchb.f. 1876 GROUP Difforme Photo by Linda & Michael Karlbom

Venezuelan Stamp

Common Name or Meaning The Overlooked Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [1 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador [Bolivia?] at elevations of 1650 to 3300 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with branching, ascending to pendent branches, straight to slightly fractiflex stems carrying in the upper 1/3 of the stem, distichous, erect-patent, coriaceous, oblong to ovate-lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminateslightly attenuate towards the base leaves that blooms on a terminal, 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, racemose, subcorymbose, 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising through a conduplicate, acute to shortly acuminate spathe and with ovate, acuinate floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination so please use with caution!!!! The Postage stamp photo appears to be correct!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville and Garay 1965 Drawing fide to postage stamp; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 tercera parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide to postage stamp; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmm Linda's does not have 3rd central calli; Orchids of Venezuela; An Illustrated Field Guide Second Edition Vol 1 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing hmm Linda's does not have 3rd central calli; Venezuela; Paraiso de Orquideas Romero 1997 photo ok;