Epidendrum cochabambanum Dodson & R. Vásquez 1989 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea> Photo by © Rolando Jimenez M.

Another Flower? Photo by © Eric Hunt

Type Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Vasquez


Common Name The Cochabamba Epidendrum [A Bolivian City]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 1700 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with terete, thin, branched towards the apex stems enveloped by tubular sheaths, becoming leaf bearing towards the apex carrying, a few, well spaced, linear, subcoriaceous, dark green, asymetrically bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on terminal, pendulous, to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Bolivia plate 0328 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 706 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 805 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 847 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recognition section; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide