Epidendrum alopecurum Schltr. 1929 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Alpicolum Photo by Ivan Jimenez, Jorge Quezada & Juan Carlos Bermejo and the Orquideas de Cotapata Website

Drawing Drawing by Dodson and Vasquez

Common Name The ? Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 2300 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, terete, caespitose, cane-like stems carrying numerous, in the apical half, distichous, linear, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, arching-pendent, basally sheathed, racemose, 2.8" [7 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying orange flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 216 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide