Epidendrum anthoceros Linden & Rchb.f. 1854 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Alpicolum Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay


Common Name The Horn Like Flowered Epidendrum [refers to the inflorescence?]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in northwestern Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in cloud forests on rocky slopes at elevations around 2400 to 2900 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with suberect, basally sub terete grading laterally lightly compressed above leafy towards the apex stems enveloped by old gray leafless sheaths or newer green, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying linear-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaveds that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, erect peduncle to 10" [25 cm] long, then pendent to arching rachis, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, moderately compressed, densely, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with pale green, very narrow, about as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying pale green to greenish cream flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 7: 244 Schlechter 1920; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrateed Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977; Orchids Of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids Of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Romero and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo ok;