Epidendrum ampliracemum C.Schweinf. 1952 Photo by Karol Villena

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Part Shade Cold

Common Name The Wide Raceme Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Huanuco Peru at elevations around 2750 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing orchid with a decumbent, stem enveloped completley by tubular, scarious below and green and bearing above leaf sheaths and carrying a few distichous, spreading, variable in size, elliptic to elliptic-oblong, rounded apically and at the amplexicaul bsae leaves that blooms on a straight, peduncle with a small scarious sheath below the middle, [3.8 cm] long, racemose above, 7.6" [19 cm] long overall, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with small, shorter than the ovary, distinct, narrowly triangular-lanceolate floral bracts and carrying fleshy, spreading segmented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 drawing fide; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003 photos fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 as E sp pg 136 photo fide;