Epidendrum vernixium Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Vernixium Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Varnished Epidendrum [refers to the leaves surface]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Peru without locality data most likely as a large sized terrestrial with cane-like, sub-apically branched, main stem not seen carrying moist likely numerous on the main stem, 9 on the branches, erect, articulate, distichous, coriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, margin entire leaves that blooms on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, without a spathe, peduncle very short, .44" [1.1 cm] long, erect, laxly simultaneously 20 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, somewhat fleshy flowers without color or fragrance data.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1299 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;

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