Epidendrum strobiloides Garay & Dunst. 1966 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Repens Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Strobile-Like Epidendrum [refers to its similarity to E strobiliferum]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Surinam, French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela and Ecuador in rainforests at elevations around 100 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with much branching, cane-like, new branches arise from the base of the dying inflorescence stems with linear-lanceolte, all along the stem, fleshy, generally carinate, asymmetric, obtuse leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, arising on the main stem and the branches, occuring only once, racemose, distichous, short, rachis enveloped mostly by imbricate, very large, nervose bracts, simultaneously 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003;