Epidendrum campylorhachis Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Aquaticum TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and Hagsater and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Incurved Rachis Epidendrum [refers to the peculiar incurved segments of the rachis]]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in south central Ecuador on the Amazon slope of the Andes in primary forests at elevations of 1200 to 1350 meters as a to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial or epiphyte with an erect, branching, cane-like, terete stem and carrying all along the stem, coriaceous, elliptic, bilobed and mucronate, margin entire and revolute when dry leaf that blooms in the winter through early spring on a terminal, racemose, distichous, erect, terete, 1.1 to 1.65" [2.6 to 3.8 cm] long, markedly flexuous, 5 to 6 flowered inflorescence with each rachis segment incurved below the bract so as to appear that the bract is retrose and carrying pendent, successively opening, greenish yellow flowers with the lip always facing the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaum 7 Plate 717 Hagsater & Salazar 2004 drawing fide;