Epidendrum subumbellatum Hoffmanns. 1842 SECTION Difforme Photo by Adam Karremans


Common Name The Almost Umbellatum-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana, Fr Guiana, Surinam and Brazil in lowland and mid-elevation tropical formations at elevations of sea-level to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a terete, slightly flexuous stem carrying elliptic, obtuse to retuse, coriaceous, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an apical, subcorymbose, occuring only once, short, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence and carrying flowers that have a nocturnal, yeasty smell.

Recognized by the vigorous plants that are occasionally repent and carry 5 to 20 fragrant flowers with a trilobed lip with the median lobe bilobed.

Synonyms Epidendrum chlorocorymbos Schltr.1922;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17:30. Panama Schlechter 1922 as E chlorocorymbos; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as E chlorocorymbos photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 570 Hagsater & Soto 2002 as E chlorocorymbos drawing ok; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as E chlorocorymbos photo fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 as E chlorocorymbos ; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1223 Hagsater 2009 as E chlorocorymbos drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1258 Hagsater 2009 as E klugii see recognition section; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 as E chlorocorymbos photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1393 Hasater & Salazar 2010 E thiagoi see recognition section; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Epidendrum chlorocorymbos photo fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 as E chlorocorymos drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E chlorocorybos photo fide;