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Orchid Species: Epidendrum porpax

Epidendrum porpax is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1854.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
porpax
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1854
ORIGIN: Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in wet montane and cloud forests at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing, mat-forming epiphyte with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, somewhat reclining stems carrying 4 to 13, all along the stem, distichous, spreading, slightly arching, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, sometimes conduplicate, subacute, margin minutely ciliate at the apex, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the late spring through winter on a terminal, sessile, single flowered inflorescence arising through a hemi-elliptic, ovate-lanceolate, rounded and slightly oblique apically spathaceous bracts and carrying, fragrant, resupinate, fleshy flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.6 inches [1.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).

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