Epidendrum decurviflorum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Cernuum SUBGROUP Vernixium

Flower Closeup Photo 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.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; Native Colombia Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Vasquez & Ibisch 2004; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 1 2004 photo; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1237 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide

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