Monographs Details: Epidendrum saxatile Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Mt. Roraima, Appun 1223; between Ptari-tepui and Sororopan-tepui, in vicinity of "Misia Kathy Camp," 1615 m alt., terrestrial on mesa, J. A. Steyermark 60276; Auyan-tepui, Alto Caroni, 1500 m alt., flowers white, January, 1949, F. Cardona 2740; between Kms 116 and 128 on the road from El Dorado to Sta. Elena, 920-1200 m alt., on roadside banks (Steyermark 92197) G. C. K. Dunsterville 850. Amazonas: Cerro Sipapo (Paraque), infrequent epiphyte on southwest slope of Peak I, 1800-2000 m alt., lip twice bilobed, whitish, column with pink tip, December 12, 1948, B. Maguire & L. Politi 27655; same locality, 1500 m alt., near Savanna Camp, epiphyte on shrub, December 15, 1948, Maguire & Politi 27679; same locality, on summit of West Peak, 1800 m alt., frequent epiphyte on Cyrilla, flower white, column with purple tip, December 20, 1948, Maguire & Politi 27783; Serrania Parú, Rio Parú, Cafio Asisa, Rio Ventuari, in cumbre along west rim north of Camp Cano, 2000 m alt., terrestrial, "tepals lilac; lip lilac with basal erect yellow appendages," January 31, 1951, R. S. Cowan & J. J. Wurdack 31082; same locality and altitude, in cumbre just south of head of Camp Cafio, infrequent epiphyte on Bonnetia, flowers pink-purple, February 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31175; same locality and altitude, in cumbre along west rim north of head of Camp Caño, occasional epiphyte on scrub trees, flowers white to violet, February 4, 1951, Cowan & Wurdack 31209. BRAZIL (type of both concepts).

Discussion:

Epidendrum Miersii Lindl., Fol. Orch. Epidendrum 59, no. 182. 1853.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Brazil South America|