Epidendrum chimantense Hágsater & Carnevali 1993 GROUP Arbusculum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Serrania de Chimanta' Epidendrum [A range of mountains in the Venezuelan Guayana]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the department of Bolivar Venezuela in the eastern area of the Venezuelan Guayana at elevations of 1500 to 3300 meters as a small to medium sized cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem arising from the middle of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 4, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, sub-coriaceous leaves with purple tinged leaf sheaths, that has been collected in bloom in the winter, late spring, late summer and early fall on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, nodding, racemose, occuring only once, nutant, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, without a spathe, successively 2 to 4 at a time, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the tepals being pale lavender, greenish or cream green with a fulvous yellow edge, a pale fulvous yellow lip and a white column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as E lechleri Fig 488 A drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 121 Hagsater & Carnevali 1993 Drawing fide