Epidendrum brachyglossum Lindl.1844 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum

Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Common Name The Short Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru? in upper montane wet forests on the western slopes of the Andes at elevations around 2000 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on embankments with simply branching stems enveloped by 3 to 4, loose, tubular, acute sheaths and carrying 2, apical, linear, acuminate, membranaceous leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, racemose, several to many flowered inflorescence subtended by 1 to 3, narrow, imbricating spathes and carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum brachyglossum var. microtum Lindl.1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 059 Dodson 1989 drawing not; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 463 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Vasquez & Ibisch 2004; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1212 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1263 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1264 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1286 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1288 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section;

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