Epidendrum buchtienii Schltr. 1912 GROUP Ventricosum Drawing by Dodson and the The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Buchtien's Epidendrum [German Orchid Collector in both Central and South America late 1800's earlier 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in La Paz Bolivia in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect, flattened stems enveloped by foliar sheaths and carrying towards the apex of the stem, distichous, reddish nerved, conduplicate basally clasping, linear-ovate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, pendent, racemose, 1.6" [ 4 cm] long including short, filiform peduncle, successively 1 to 2, few flowered inflorescence arising through a prominent, flattened spathe and carrying greenish flowers with reddish venation in the sepals.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 69 Schlechter 1922; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 219 Dodson 1989 drawing fide;