Epidendrum pseudolankesteri Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii
TYPE Drawing by © Carnevali & G.A.Romero
Common Name The False E lankesteri Epidendrum
Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]
Found in Tachira Venezuela at elevations around 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, occasionally branching, subterete stems carrying to15, thin, mid nerve finely and sharply sulcate, carinate, margins somewhat revolute, attenuate and finely mucronate apically leavs that blooms on a terminal, laterally compressed, peduncle to 4” [10 cm] long, enveloped by highly compressed bracts markes with red lines, rachis extending, enveloped by successsively developing, highly compressed, imbricating floral bracts, to 1” [2.5 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescnece carrying resupinate flowers with brown grading to reddish brown at the apex sepals, light brown petals, the lip cream to white and a white column.
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide ed. 2: Vol 3 1134 Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000; Orchids Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide ed. 2: Vol 1 Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000 Drawing fide