Epidendrum carnosiflorum C.Schweinf. 1943 - See Epidendrum rugulosum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Stenophyton Specimen by Juan Felipe Posada

Collection sheet Specimen by and the Neotropical Herbarium Specimen Website

Fragrance Full ShadeCoolCold Spring

Common Name The Fleshy Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in open sphagnum swamps at elevations around 1700 to 2300 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep slopes with an irregularily branching stem enveloped completely by imbricating, tubular-cylindric, leaf bearing above and leafless only towards the base sheaths and carrying many distichous, thickly coriaceous, oblong-linear, acute to obtuse to apiculate, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, arcuate to nodding, 3.8" [9.5 cm] long, racemose, loosely several to 10 flowered inflorescence with almost no peduncle and has conspicuous, horizontally spreading, concave-conduplicate floral bracts and carries sweetly fragrant flowers.

This species seems to be very close to E rugulosum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 drawing fide; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1348 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good;