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Orchid Species: Epidendrum porpax

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Epidendrum porpax is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1855.
Genus
Epidendrum (Epi.)
Grex
porpax
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1855
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).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Epidendrum Epi porphyrophyllum 1922 Schltr.
Add+ Nanodes Na porpax 1978 (Rchb.f.) Brieger & Lückel
Add+ Neolehmannia Nha porpax 1976 (Rchb.f.) Garay & Dunst.
Add+ Epidendrum Epi vestitum 1923 Ames
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