Epidendrum decurviflorum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Vernixium

Flower Closeup Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Decurved Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Bolivia in cloud forests at elevations around 2270 to 3100 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with an erect, thin, many-branched, leafy stem carrying erect-patent, ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, about 4" [10 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence arising through a spathe with erect-patent, linear, acute floral bracts and carrying, successsive, non-resupinate, somewhat fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 130 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 246 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 175 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Native Colombia Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 23 #1 2004 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Vasquez & Ibisch 2004; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1237 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide