Epidendrum burtonii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Leucochilum NO Photo by

Full sun CoolSpring

Common Name Burton's Epidendrum [American Orchid Enthusiast and Coordinator for expedition that resulted in this find - Current]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Peru on exposed rock or in fine layer of rock debris on exposed montane slopes at elevations around 1700 meters as a giant sized, cool growing lithophyte with erect stems carrying narrowly oblong-elliptic, basally clasping, acuminate leaves in the upper third of the stem and blooms in the spring on a terminal, racemose, 2.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence enveloped by 2 to 3 basal, imbricating, acuminate bracts and has fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 635 Bennett & Christenson 2001