Epidendrum williamsii Dodson 1977 GROUP Difforme

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Williams's Epidendrum

Flower Size 1 1/8" [2.75 cm]

Found in western Ecuador in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 450 to 700 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, laterally compressed stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying several, linear-lanceolate, obtuse, basally clasping leaves with inflated leaf sheaths that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, sessile, successively 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with up to 2 to 3 flowers open at any one time.

CAUTION I am not entirely convinced that this determination is correct so please use caution! The drawing depicts a lip that is bilobed not trilobed. Everything else about this plant seems correct.

Synonyms Neolehmannia williamsii (Dodson) Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 098 Dodson 1980 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1400 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing good;