Epidendrum armeniacum Lindl. 1836 GROUP Alpicolum Photos by Lourens Grobler

Part sun Warm to Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Orange Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 450 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte on tree trunks with slender, erect stems that are leafy towards the apex and basally enveloped by tubular, scarious leaf sheaths and carrying ascending, narrowly lanceolate, basally clasping, acuminate, thin leaves and blooms in the fall and winter on a densely flowered, terminal, racemose inflorescence arising on mature canes with numerous small flowers.

Synonyms Amblostoma armeniacum (Lindl.) Brieger ex Pabst 1977; Encyclia macrostachya Poepp. & Endl. 1836; Epidendrum macrostachya Poepp. & Endl. 1838;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Amblostoma armeniacum photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0217 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 451 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 655 Bennett & Christenson 2001 see recognition section; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Amblostoma armeniacum; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 419 Hagsater & Salazar 2001 see recognition section; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orquideas Da Chapada Diamantina Brito & Cribb 2005 drawing/photo fide; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing fide/photo good; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orchidees du Bresil As Orquideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 Drawing/photo fide