Epidendrum cornanthera F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Repens Photo by The Species Identification Task Force and The American Orchid Society Website

Drawing Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadehot Warm LATE Winter LATE Fall

Common Name or Meaning Horned Anther Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found on the Atlantic slope of Panama and the Pacific slopes of Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of sealevel to 650 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with short, branching from the subapical internodes, cane-like stems carrying 5 to 10, all along the stem, articulate, ovate-elliptic, unequally bilobed, strongly carinate leaves that blooms in the late winter through late fall on a terminal, arising on any of the branches, racemose, distichous, shortly pedunculate, simultaneously 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with amplexicual, imbricating, widely ovate to elliptic, obtuse, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, yellowish green flowers.

The title to the drawing above has the name spelled as E coronanthera which is incorrect it should be E cornanthera.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 246 Schlechter 1920; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 76 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as E coronanthera drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidaceaeum 9 Plate 923 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;