Epidendrum dermatanthum Kraenzl. 1905 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Macrostachyum Photo by Lazaro Santa Cruz and The Plantas de Pulan Website

Cool Cold LATEFall Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Skinny Lip? Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on steep banks in very wet montane forests at elevations around 1900 to 3200 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with erect, cane-like, stout becoming slender above, branching profusely towards the apex, branches short, leafy throughout the apical 2/3's of the stems and carrying numerous, linear, acute apically leaves that blooms in the late fall and spring on a few to several, terminal, on the short branches, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, racemose, to 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with much longer than the ovary, acuminate, conduplicate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 920 Dodson 1984 drawing good