Eriopsis sprucei is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers in 1863. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Eriopsis sceptrum.
ORIGIN: Found in Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil in the margins of flooded forests at elevations of 80 to 470 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, robust, at first cylindrical, then slightly arcuate and carrying 2 to 4, erect, subcoriaceous, narrolwy lanceolate, narrolwy oblanceolate, to linear-oblong, acute to shortly acuminate, attenuate below into the base leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect, racemose, 20 to 36 [50 to 90 cm] long, many flowered in the apical half inflorescence with 2 to 3 basal, subcoriaceous bracts and fleshy, triangular, obtuse to acute floral bracts.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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