Epidendrum clowesii Bateman ex Lindl. 1844 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum Photo by Gaudi Uribe Puebla and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower Photo by Weyman Bussey

Green Variety Photo by Noble Bashor

FragrancePart shade to LATE

Common Name Clowe's Epidendrum [English Orchid Enthusiast 1800's]

Flower Size less than 1" [less than 2.5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico south to Guatemala, and El Salvador on sunny slopes and ravine walls in tropical deciduous forests at elevations of 500 to 2100 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, leafy stems carrying relatively broad, articulate to the stem, few to 12, oblong to oblanceolate, acute or subacute leaves that blooms in the fall through late winter on a terminal, often arching, to 12" [30 cm], simple or branched, few to several flowered inflorescence carrying slightly fragrant, simultaneously opening flowers occuring in the spring and summer.

Synonyms Epidendrum chlorops Rchb. f. 1880; Epidendrum flavovirens Rchb. f. 1866; Epidendrum piestocaulos Schlechter 1918; Epidendrum viridifuscatum De Wild. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as E viridifuscum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1146 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1321 Hagsater 2010 fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide;