Epidendrum bolivianum Schltr. 1912 Group Arbusculum SUBGROUP Incompton Photo by © Ivan Jimenez, Jorge Quezada & Juan Carlos Bermejo and the Orquideas de Cotapata Website

Drawing Drawing by Hágsater & Santiago and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Bolivian Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in near La Paz Bolivia at elevations around 2900 to 3200 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, arising from the sub-apical nodes of the previous stem, terete, thin, stems enveloped below by a single, infundibuliform, non foliar sheath and carrying 5 to 6 allalong the stem, distichous, articulate, erect-spreadiong, oblong-lanceolate, acute, margin spreading leaves that blooms in the late spring on a terminal, racemose, sub-dense, peduncel short, simultaneously 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with much smaller than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying glabrous, resupinate, purple-brown flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 69 Schlechter 1922; Icones Orchidacearum 12 plate 1211 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;