Epidendrum aquaticoides C.Schweinf. 1943 Group Aquaticum Photo by Colomborquideas

TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Part Shade Cold

Common Name The E aquaticum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size .75" [1.8 cm]

Found in Cusco Peru at elevations around 3600 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with a stout, near basally branching, entirely enveloped by tubular, striate, imbricating, shortly leaf bearing sheaths carrying many, distichous, coriaceous, rigidly sub-erect, ovate-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, subacute, mucronate, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, arcuate-flexuous, paniculate, ascending, few to several flowered branches, rachis more or less fractiflex,6.4" [16 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with spreading, ovate, acuminate, concave, slightly shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, rather loose, fleshy, orange red flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003;