Epidendrum arbuscula Lindl. 1842 GROUP Arbusculum SUBGROUP Arbusculum type Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo by © Dale Borders

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Common Name The Tree-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size to more than 1" [to more than 2.5 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador in elfin and cloud forests at elevations of 1700 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing, reedstem epiphyte with a branching stem enveloped basally by scarious sheaths carrying distichous, articulated to the upper sheaths, coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaves that are conduplicate towards the base that blooms on a terminal, pendulous, to 8" [20 cm] long, racemose inflorescence with several to many simultaneously opening flowers occuring in the winter.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 706 Hamer/Dodson 1982 see recognition section; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 716 Hamer/Dodson 1982 see recognition section;Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 724 Hamer/Dodson 1982 see recognition section; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 743 Hamer/Dodson 1982 see observations; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 103 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 110 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 121 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 134 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 2 Plate 145 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 162 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 303 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 312 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 330 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 344 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 375 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 445 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 499 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 657 Bennett & Christenson 2001; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 575 Hagsater 2002 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 7 Plate 710 Hagsater 2004 See recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 7 Plate 768 Hagsater 2004 See recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 7 Plate 779 Hagsater 2004 See recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 8 Plate 804 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 808 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 812 Hagsater 2006; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 804 Hagsater 2006 see recogniotion section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 8 Plate 814 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 834 Hagsater 2006 see recognotion section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 843 Hagsater 2006 see recognotion section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 844 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 850 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 858 Hagsater 2006 see recognotion section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 890 Hagsater 2006 see recognotion section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 927 Hagsater 2007 see recognotion section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 949 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 955 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 974 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1109 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1120 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1129 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1186 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see Recognition; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1374 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section;

GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula

  1. Epidendrum alabastrialatum Pollard ex Hágsater 1978 Mexico Nicaragua

  2. Epidendrum alticola Ames & Correll 1942 Mexico Guatemala

  3. Epidendrum amayense Hagsater 1999 Colombia

  4. Epidendrum arbusculum Lindl. 1842

  5. Epidendrum badium Hágsater 1993 Guatemala

  6. Epidendrum bakrense Hagsater & Kremers 1999 Brazil

  7. Epidendrum camposii Hágsater 1993 Mexico

  8. Epidendrum chimantense Hagstaer & Carnevali 1993 Venezuela

  9. Epidendrum foldatsii Hágsater & Carnevali 1993 Venezuela

  10. Epidendrum greenwoodii Hágsater 1987 Mexico, Guatemala El Salvador

  11. Epidendrum holmnielsenii Hagsater & Dodson 2001 Ecuador

  12. Epidendrum karstenii Rchb.f. 1876 Colombia

  13. Epidendrum lamprochilum Hágsater 1999 Colombia

  14. Epidendrum lechleri Rchb.f 1876Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

  15. Epidendrum magnificum Schltr. 1918 Mexico

  16. Epidendrum nelsonii Hágsater 1987 Guatemala

  17. Epidendrum nephroglossum Schlechter 1921

  18. Epidendrum nicaraguense Scheeren ex Hágsater 1993 Nicaragua

  19. Epidendrum nubium Rchb.f. 1866 Meico, Guatemala, Honduras, El SAlvador, Nicaragua

  20. Epidendrum polychromum Hágsater 1979 El Salvadoe and Guatemala

  21. Epidendrum pomecense Hágsater 1999 Colombia

  22. Epidendrum radioferens [Ames,F.T.Hubb.& C.Schweinf.]Hagsater 1977 Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras

  23. Epidendrum tacanaense Hagsater, Soto & Santiago 2008 Mexico

GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Amplexicaule

  1. Epidendrum alexii Hágsater & Dodson 1993 Ecuador

  2. Epidendrum amplexicaule Lindl. 1853 Peru

  3. Epidendrum haenkianum C.Presl 1827 Peru

  4. Epidendrum wigginsii Hágsater & Dodson 2001 Ecuador

    GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

    1. Epidendrum amayense Hágsater 1999 Colombia

    2. Epidendrum aylacotoglossum Hagsater 2004 Colombia

    3. Epidendrum bisulcatum Ames 1923 Costa Rica Panama

    4. Epidendrum brenesii Schltr. 1923Panama

    5. Epidendrum carchiense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 Colombia and Ecuador

    6. Epidendrum cerinum Schltr. 1918 Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

    7. Epidendrum curtisii A.D.Hawkes 1957 Venezuela

    8. Epidendrum dressleri Hágsater 1987 Mexico

    9. Epidendrum envigadoense Hágsater 1999 Colombia

    10. Epidendrum evelynae Rchb.f 1878 Ecuador

    11. Epidendrum fujimorianum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 Peru

    12. Epidendrum homoion Hágsater & Dodson 1993 Ecuador

    13. Epidendrum incomptoides Ames, F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1935 Mexico

    14. Epidendrum incomptum Rchb.f. 1853 Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama

    15. Epidendrum jamaicense Lindley 1853 Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leewards, Puerto Rico, Windwards, French Guiana, Guyana and Venezuela

    16. Epidendrum karstenii Rchb.f. 1876 Colombia

    17. Epidendrum latisegmentum C.Schweinf. 1943 Peru

    18. Epidendrum laxicaule D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 Peru

    19. Epidendrum lechleri Rchb.f. 1876 Venezuela Ecuador Peru Bolivia

    20. Epidendrum liguliferum C.Schweinf. 1943 Peru

    21. Epidendrum marcapatense Hagsater & Fernandez 2007 Peru

    22. Epidendrum marsiorum Vasquez & Ibisch 2003 Bolivia

    23. Epidendrum morganii Dodson & Garay 1980 Ecuador

    24. Epidendrum nephroglossum Schltr. 1921

    25. Epidendrum ochrochlorum Barb Rodr. Brazil

    26. Epidendrum oenochromum Hagsater & Dodson 2004 Ecuador

    27. Epidendrum platyglossum Rchb.f. 1876 Colombia

    28. Epidendrum pomecense Hágsater 1999 Colombia

    29. Epidendrum prietoi Hagsater & Dodson 2004 Ecuador

    30. Epidendrum stenostachyum Hagsater & Santiago

    31. Epidendrum superpositium Garay 1958 Venezuela

    32. Epidendrum tamaense Foldats 1968 Venezuela

    33. Epidendrum vieji Rchb. f. 1855 Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua

    34. Epidendrum yambalense Hágsater & Dodson 1993 Ecuador

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