Epidendrum corymbosum Ruiz & Pav 1798 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Elongatum Photo by Ecuagenera and Their Orchid Website

Common Name or Meaning The Corymb Forming Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1600 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte and occasional terrestrial with a sub-erect, leafy stem enveloped completely by imbricating, tubular, distichous sheaths and carrying oblong-elliptic to elliptic, basally clasping, acute, dark green, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, very densely, successively many flowered, racemose inflorescence holding the flowers in a corymb and having successive, subsequent basal branches on the inflorescence forming flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 70 Schlechter 1922; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 photo ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruvianum Plate 241 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 714 Hagsater and Sanchez 2004 see recognition section