Epidendrum cirrhochilum F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower Photo by Dave Alford

Common Name The Tendriled Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.5 cm]

Found in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador in humid premontane and montane cloud forests at elevations of 250 to 1600 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep slopes with a short rhizome carrying cane-like stems entirely enveloped by tubular sheaths of which many are leaf bearing carrying distichous, spreading, narrowly ligulate-ovate, acute, coriaceous leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, paniculate, loosely several flowered, 8" [20 cm] long inflorescence with simultaneously opening flowers.

This species is part of the E paniculatum group but is separated from the type because of the setose apices of the lobes of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 374 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 453 Bennett & Christenson 1998; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 302 Hagsater & Sanchez 1999 in recognition section; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1112 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 in recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1318 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff cirrhochilum photo good; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;