Epidendrum lehmannii Rchb.f. 1878 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Leucochilum Photo by Lourens Grobler

Fragrance Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name Lehmann's Epidendrum [German Consul to Colombia 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1000 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, cool growing, large to giant sized terrestrial with a simple, several noded stems carrying 3, at the apex, thinly coriaceous, oblanceolate-elliptic to elliptic, acute to subacute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, peduncel to 5.2" [13 cm] long, entirely enveloped by a large, conduplicate, oblanceolate-oblong spathe, to 10" [25 cm] long, to 6 flowered inflroescence with flowers that smell of Papaya.

Similar to E lacustre but differs in having a few very wide leaves and smaller flowers that appear to be or be related to E nocturnum but has spathaceous bracts and flowers only once.

Synonyms Epidendrum euspathum Kraenzl. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 045 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as E euspathum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 820 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1135 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1260 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; Orchids of Tropical America Meisel 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide;