Epidendrum amazonicoriifolium Hágsater 2001 GROUP Spathiger SUBGROUP Coriifolium

Inflorescence Photos by © Mauro Rosim and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Collection sheet Photo by © Muestros Neotropicales de Herbario

Common Name The Amazon Growing Coriifolium-Like Epidendrum [refers to the successive flowering of this species]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela and Peru in cloud, elfin and other wet forests at elevations of 950 to 1950 meters as a small to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect, simple, laterally compressed, ancipitous stems carrying 3 to 4 [6], distichous, narrowly oblong, unequally bilobed apically, subcoriaceous, green leaves that blooms at any time of the year on an apical, from a mature growth, racemose [occasionally 1 branched], distichous, erect, flexuous, 8" [20 cm] long, laterally compressed, ancipitous, successively to 20 flowered inflorescence with much longer than the ovary, conduplicate, acute, spaced apart floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as E coriifolum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E coriifolium Drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E imitans Drawing fide; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 409 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 drawing ok; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Boletim CAOB 73/74 2009 photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing fide;