Epidendrum chaparense Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 GROUP Megalospathum SUBGROUP Vesicicaule Photo by © Ivan Jimenez, Jorge Quezada & Juan Carlos Bermejo and the Orquideas de Cotapata Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Vasquez and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Chapare Epidendrum [refers to the region of the collection of the type]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the department of Cochabamba, Bolivia in wet montane tropical forests on steep embankments at elevations around 1880 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with branched, decumbent to erect stems enveloped by sheaths and carrying 5 to 7, towards the apex, distichous, pale green, elliptic leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, very short, arising through a spathe, simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are white with a greenish tint.

This species is in a group of about 12 species that have often in the past been considered synomonous and are spread from Colombia to Bolivia. The separated species include E. cardiomorphum, Epidendrum calyptratoides,Epidendrum calyptratum, Epidendrum calyptrectylosum; Epidendrum chaparense, Epidendrum falcivesicicaule, Epidendrum lagotis; Epidendrum pachyclinium, Epidendrum platypetalum and Epidendrum vesicicaule


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 327 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide;