Epidendrum anthropophorum Rchb.f. 1856 GROUP Cernuum SUBGROUP Anthropophorum

Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Human-Like Epidendrum [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size 3/16" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia [Garay] and southwestern Ecuador on the westeren facing slopes in wet cloud forests at elevations around 2400 to 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, terete stems carrying 9 to 10, placed in the upper 2/3's, oblong-lanceolate, bilobed apically, smooth leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, short, racemose, subglomerose inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856; Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 7: 244 Schlechter 1920; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 807 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 807 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 906 Hagsater 2007 see Recognition Section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;