Epidendrum caurense Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1992 GROUP Amblostoma SUBGROUP Amblostomioides TYPE Drawing by Carnevali & G.A.Romero and the The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Rio Caura Epidendrum [A river in Venezuela]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Bolivar Venezuela in rainforests at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like, terete, simple stems carrying 15 to 25, in the upper half, linear-elliptic, acute, ascending in youth, drooping with age leaves that blooms in the later spring on a terminal, paniculate, slender, somewhat divaricate branches, 10 to 12" [25 to 30 cm] long including the 3.2" [8 cm] long, terete, glabrous peduncle, rachis with scattered, irregular, moniliform hairs, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence with glabrous, ovate, obtuse, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Similar to E lanipes, but E caurense has a different shape to the midlobe of the lip and has a differnet callus


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Novon 2(4): 312-314 Carnevali & G.Romero 1992 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;