Epidendrum agathosmicum Rchb.f. 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 in the fall, winter and spring 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 ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 41 Schlechter 1919; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 70 Schlechter 1919 as E lilacinum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 248 Schlechter 1920 as E lilacinum; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing good; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 3 Foldats 1970 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Dunsterville, G.C.K. & Garay, L.A., 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora de la Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Myrtaceae- Plumbaginaceae Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievytch and Holst 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1347 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 See Recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 16[1] Plate 1630 Hagsater & Santiago 2018 See recognition section;