Epidendrum garcia-esquivelii Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1993 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Linda & Mikael Karlbom

Common Name Garcia - Esquiville's Epidendrum [Venezuelan Orchid Enthusiast and Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with reed-like, slightly laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 6 to 8, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, bilobed apically, slightly carinate dorsally, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, sessile, 4 flowered inflorescence carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate, fragrant flowers.

Distiguished from the other members of the E difforme group by the somewhat laterally compressed stems, narrowly elliptic leaves, the greenish white flowers, an entire lip with prominent ovoid calli, a column with rounded, lateral processes at the apex and an obconical, crenulate clinandrum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 The Genus Epidendrum plate 135 Hagsater 1993 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 The Genus Epidendrum Hagsater plate 321 1999 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 The Genus Epidendrum Hagsater plate 323 1999 see recognition section; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide