Epidendrum bicirrhatum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 GROUP BicirrhatumTYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name or Meaning The Twice Cirrhate Epidendrum [refers to the appendages of the labellem apex]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Huanuco Peru in montane wet forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, leafy stems carrying, linear-lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, nodding, 1.6" [4 cm] long including the [1.4 cm] long peduncle, densely 7 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying opaque, pale cream orange flowers with the tepals green at the base, the tips of the lips calli keels are lavender and the column is white at the base and creamy yellow above.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceae Peruviarum Plate 453 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff bicirrhatum photo ok;