GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum Photo by Karremans, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR


Common Name The El Viejo Epidendrum [A Nicaraguan Volcano]

Flower Size to .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in lower cloud forests on steep rather dry slopes at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a small to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, many branched, pendant stem arising from near the apex of the previous growth and carries 2 to 3, apical, narrowly elliptic, rounded to obtuse, graually narrowing below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in thefall through early winter on a terminal, pendant, racemose, .6" [1.5 cm] long, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence with fleshy, campanulate flowers.

Synonyms ; Epidendrum vieji Rchb. f. 1855

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide;