Epidendrum chrysomyristicum Hágsater & E. Santiago A. 2004 GROUP Scabrum SUBGROUP Soratae Photo courtesy of The Field Museum and Their Muestras Neotropicales de Herbario


Common Name The Bright Yellow Fragrant Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia on the eastern slopes of the Andes in elfin cloud forests at elevations of 2900 to 3600 meters as a giant sized, cold growing lithophyte or epiphyte with profuse branches apically, erect, cane-like, terete, the main slightly flexuous stems carrying numerous on the main stem, 2 to 4 on the branches, throughout the stem, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, subparellel, subacute, cosriaceous, margin entire leaves of varying sizes on each stem that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, racemose, occuring only once, arching-nutant, terete, thin, short, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long including the .12 to ,16" [3 to 4 mm] long peduncle, 7 flowered inflorescence carrying simultaneously opening, very fragrant flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 723 Hagsater & Salazar 2004 drawing ok