Epidendrum curtisii A.D.Hawkes 1957 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

Flower Closeup Photo by Guy Van der Kinderen

Full shade CoolColdSummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning Curtis' Epidendrum [Editor of the Orchid Review late 1800's 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Venezuela (surrounding forests of Caracas) at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a branching, arising from the subapical node of the previous stem carrying 2 to 3, towards the apex, elliptic-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, arching, racemose, laterally compressed, corymbose, .8 to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 2-12 green flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem with triangular, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening flowers

Synonyms Epidendrum lansbergii Rchb.f. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as E superpositum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela, Volumen XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Dunsterville, G.C.K. & Garay, L.A., 1979 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Epidendrum Part 2 Plate 145 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidaceaerum 3 Plate 330 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 710 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 927 Hagsater 2007 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 949 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1210 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;