Epidendrum agathosmicum Rchb.f. 1850 GROUP Goodspeedianum Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Good Smelling Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in rainforests at elevations of 100 to 700 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing mostly terrestrial orchid with erect, cane-like, basally swollen, abruptly terete throughout and laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying alternate, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, pendent, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, racemose above, shortly branched below, simultaneously several to many flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant white flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum lilacinum Linden 1881

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 3 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing good; Flora de la Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Myrtaceae- Plumbaginaceae Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievytch and Holst 2003

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