Epidendrum cylindraceum Lindl. 1844 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Cylindraceum Photo by RoCl

Drawing of Plant and Flowers Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Cylindrical Epidendrum [refers to the inflorescence shape]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in seasonally dry, montane cloud forests at elevations around 2000 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome, giivng rise to erect, cane-like, branching stems enveloped by flattened, vaginate sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 per branch, apical, lanceolate to lanceolate-oblong, acute, clasping at the rounded base, erect-spreading leaves that blooms in the spring to summer on a terminal, erect, 13.6" [34 cm] long, rather dense, many flowered, inflorescence mostly enveloped by 2 to 3, close, equitant, imbricating, elongate spathes

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Schlechter. 1921; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:66 Schlechter 1924; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 375 Dodson 1980 drwaing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1213 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1234 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1239 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1271 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section;

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