Epidendrum culmiforme Schltr. 1912 GROUP Chloe Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Thin Stemmed Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and northern Nicaragua at eleavtions of 1000 to 2500 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, teret, very thin, erect, straight stems basally enveloped by nonfoliar, tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying 2 to 10, all along the apical half of the stem, suberect, grass-like, articulate, distichous, linear, acuminate, subcoriaceous, flexible, margin entire leaves that blooms in the earlier summer through mid winter on a terminal, occudring only once, racemose, arching, always shorter than the apical leaf, peduncle terete, thin, generally provided in the middle with a single, linear-lanceolate, long acuminate bract, opening from the apex towards the base, simultaneously 4 to 12 flowered inflorescnece with varible in size, basally slightly longer than the ovary, apically shorter, linear-lanceolate, long-acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, copper-pink to greenish brown, non fragrant flowers with the column apex pink.

Synonyms P>References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1324 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 Drawing fide