Epidendrum cornicallosum Foldats 1969 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Horned Callus Epidendrum [refers to the horned callus on the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Tachira Venezuela and Norte de Santander department of Colombia on the Amazon side of the cordillera oriental at elevations around 2870 meters as a giant sized, cold growing monopodial terrestrial with cane-like, terete, main stem branching above, branches much shorter than the main branch, and carrying numerous on the main stem, 6 to 8on the branches, all along the apical 2/3's of the stems, distichous, articualte, erect-spreading, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic to elliptic, apex rounded to slightly bilobed, margin entire leaves that blooms in the earlier winter through mid spring on a termina, from both sides of the stems and branches, racemose, occuring only once, arching-nutant, peduncle very short, slightly laterally compressed, densely simultaneously 12 to 15 flowered inflorescnece with much shorter than the ovary, triangular-ovte, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, yellow brown, dorsally deep brown flowers with an olive green column.

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Venezuela Vol 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo good; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1229 Hágsater & Sántiago 2009 Drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;