Epidendrum schlimii Rchb.f. 1850 GROUP Epidendropsis SUBGROUP Gracillimum Photo by Alexander Moran

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial ShadeCoolColdSpring ANDFall

Common Name or Meaning Schlim's Epidendrum [Belgian Orchid Collector 1800's]]

Flower Size .35" [8mm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with short,slender, caespitose, spreading stems enveloped completely by close, tubular, leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying several to many, disitchous, widely spreading, linear-filiform, acute, triquetrous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a terminal, suberect to arcuate, branched, [3" [7.5 cm] long, fractiflex, filiform, 1 to few flowered inflorescence arising through a small, lanceolate, conduplicate, carinate spathe and has similar floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum tenellum Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing hmmish; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing hmmish; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing hmmish; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004