Epidendrum rubroticum Hágsater 1993 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Calanthum

Plant and Flower in Situ St Lucia Photos by © Roger Graveson and his The Plants of Saint Lucia Webpage

Part shadeWarm

Common Name The Purple Epidendrumdrum

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in the Guadeloupe [potentially extinct], Dominica, Martinique St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenada as a large to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect, terete, cane-like stems carrying many coriaceous, elliptic-obovate, obtuse leaves that blooms on a terminal, subumbellate, racemose, many flowered inflorescence enveloped by non-carinate, adpressed sheaths and carrying non-resupinate flowers

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution

Synonyms Epidendrum calanthum var. rubrum Stehlé 1939; *Epidendrum elongatum Jacq. ssp. rubrum (Stehlé) Sastré, 1990; Epidendrum ramosum var. lanceolatum Griseb. 1864

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as Epidendrum calanthum var. rubrum drawing ok; *Orquideas (Mexico City), n.s., 13: 216 1993; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000;