Epidendrum brachycorymbosum Hágsater & Dodson 2004 GROUP Schistochilum SUBGROUP Elongatum Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Hagsater & Dodson and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Short Corymb Epidendrum [refers to the shape of the inflorescence]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes at elevations of 1500 to 1650 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a simple, cane-like, terete basally and flattened towards the apex stem carrying up to 9, alternate, subcoriaceous, elliptic, rounded apically, crenulate to entire margined leaves that are smaller below and are situated in the upper 2/3's of the stem which can bloom in the winter through summer on a terminal, racemose, erect, terete, very short inflorescence with the peduncle hidden by two, tubular bracts and the rachis is enveloped by the triangular, long-acuminate floral bracts carrying 10 to 30, successively flowering, resupinate, non-fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Fascile 7 The Genus Epidendrum Part 4 Plate 714 Hagsater 2004 drawing ok