Epidendrum stiliferum Dressler 1967 GROUP Lanium

Inflorescence Photos by Luis Filipe Varela and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Droplet Carrying Epidendrum

Flower Size .28 [7 mm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in very wet tropical forests as a miniature sized hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovaid, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] between each pseudobulb enveloped by 3 to 5 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, subulate, fleshy, sulcate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose to subpaniculate, glabrous, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with a finely pubescent ovary.

Synonyms Lanium subulatum Rolfe 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 489 Dodson 1989 drawing good;