Epidendrum coryophorum (Kunth) Rchb. f. 1861 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Stenoglossum

Plant and Flowers Photos by Andreas Kaye and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Flower Closeup Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name The Helmut Carrying Epidendrum?

Flower Size 1/2" [15 mm]

Found in the mountains of Venezuela?, Colombia and Ecuador in wet montane forest at elevations of 1400 to 3800 as a medium sized, cold to cool growing epiphyte with suberect, leafy stems that are ellipsoid to terete in crossection, enveloped almost entirely by distichous, imbricating, tubular, foliaceous sheaths with articulated, oblong-elliptic, basally conduplicate, acute, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an erect to arching, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence producing subsequent basal branches all with simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers ocurring over a long time.

Synonyms Epidendrum bulbophylloides F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899; Epidendrum corymbosum Ruiz & Pav. 1798; Epidendrum linearilingue Rchb.f. 1877; Stenoglossum coriophorum Lindl. 1830; Stenoglossum corynephorum Spreng. 1828; *Stenoglossum coryophorum Kunth 1815; Stenoglossum subulatum Lindl. 1836

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as E coriophorum; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Stenoglossum coriphoroides sic; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 248 Schlechter 1920 as E linearlingue; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 27: 62 Colombia Schlechter 1924 as Stenoglossum coriophorum; AOS Bulletin Vol 29 No 4 1960 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Stenoglossum coriophoroides; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Stenoglossum coryophorum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 400 Dodson 1980 as Stenoglossum coryophorum drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 1230 Bennett & Christenson 2009 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1252 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide