Epidendrum churunense Garay & Dunst. 1965 GROUP Alberti SUBGROUP Allenii

Plant and Flower Photos by J Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Rio Churun Epidendrum [a River in Venezuela]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela in fairly tall rainforests at elevations around 400 to 600 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cane-like, simple, basally terete, compressed above stems carrying 3 to 5, all along the upper 1/2 of the stem, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, occuring only once, on a mature stem, racemose to occasionally branched, terete to subterete, to 3" [7.5 cm] long including the elongating peduncle to 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by imbricating, compressed, grey green bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fideFlora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;