Epidendrum warrasii Pabst 1971 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Part shade Cool Spring toSummer

Common Name or Meaning Warras' Epidendrum [Brazilian Original Discoverer of species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Minas Gerais Brazil at elevations of 1200 to 1800 meters as a giant sized, cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a cane-like stem carrying many distichous, conduplicate, linear-lanceolate, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, arching, several flowered inflorescence

I am fairly sure that the flower pictured is not E warrasii as the labellum differs greatly from the type drawing and photograph.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 36 No 5 1972 photo hmm note labellum differences; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 as Epi warasii