Epidendrum calothyrsus Schltr. 1920 GROUP Goodspeedianum Photo by The Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia Flickr Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

E. cf caloththysus Photo by Rodrigo Escobar, Grown by Edwin Granada


Common Name The Well Flowering Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in premontane and montane forests at elevations of 1580 to 2160 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, terte, slightly compressed, middle with close fitting scarious sheaths and apically leafy stems carrying 30 to 40, coriaceous, distichous, articulate to the sheaths, prominently veined, oblong-elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on an apical, erect to slightly recurved, paniculate, each branch 3.6 to 8" [9 to 20 cm] long, peduncle to 22" [55 cm] long, with up to 9, triangular, lanceolate, long acuminate, partly imbricating bracts, 16 to 28" [40 to 70 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying sweetly scented flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 126 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 245 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 170 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 #913 as E sp = E calothyrsus photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff calothyrsus photo not;