Epidendrum xanthinum Lindl. 1844 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum

Flower Closeup Photos by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Yellow Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Brazil as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial reedstem at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters with an elongated, canelike, stem, carrying alternating, linear leaves and blooms in the spring and fall on a to 2' [60 cm] long, inflorescence with the flowers clustered in a ball at the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 253 Schlechter 1920; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo ok; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide