Epidendrum cocornocturnum Hágsater 1999 GROUP Nocturnum

Side View of Flower

Lip Detail Photos by © The Species Identification Task Force Website

Common Name The Cocorna Nocturnum Epidendrum [refers to the Municipality of Corcona where the original species was collected and the orchid being within the nocturnum group]

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in Antioquia and Valle de Cauca Colombia and northern Ecuador at elevations around 1500 to 2080 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete below, ancipitose and widening above, flexuose stems carrying 4 to 5, all along the stem, subcoriaceous, thin, flexible, elliptic to narrowly lanceolate, rounded and bilobed apically leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, occuring over several years, on a mature stem, successively single flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular floral bracts and carrying resupinate, nocturnally fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 326 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 as E cf coconocturnum drawing good; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;