Epidendrum latilabre Lindley 1841 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Broad Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Brazil, French Guiana, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane forests low down on tree trunks and branches at elevations around 350 to 1830 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte that is very similar to Epidendrum difforme but differs in having an obscurely 3 lobed, very broadly transverse unicaulos labellum. The plant has strongly fractiflex, compressed, ancipitous stems, terete below, gradually broader above that has a green leaf bearing, articulated, conduplicate closed sheath at each node. The leaves are succulent looking, oblong-elliptic, oval or ovate-elliptic, basally clasping, and bilobed apically and the plant blooms in the winter and early spring on a subsessile, 4 to 7 flowered, short inflorescence with sucessively opening flowers

Synonyms Amphiglottis latilabra (Lindl.) Acuña 1939; Epidendrum althausenii A.D.Hawkes 1957; Epidendrum latilabrum Lindl. 1841; Epidendrum uniflorum Barb.Rodr. 1877; Neolehmannia latilabris (Lindl.) Pabst 1978

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 248 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 34. Panama Schlechter 1922;Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 27: 67 Colombia Schlechter 1924; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1938 as Amphiglottis latilabris; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine and Anderson 1991 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 049 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Orchids of Brazil McQueen 1993 photo good; Orchids of the High Mountain Atlantic Rainforest in SE Brazil Warren & Miller 1994; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 446 Bennett & Christenson 1998 as E althausenii Drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 365 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 as E althausenii, Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 811 Hagsater & Salazar 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 896 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; The Organ Mountain Range Its History and its Orchids Miller, Warren, Miller & Seehawer 2008 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1202 Hagsater 2009 as E althausenii drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1202 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1249 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E althausenii drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017

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