Epidendrum marsupiale F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Megagastrium

Yellow Form

Another Flower Photos by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower Photo by Allen Black


Common Name The Bag-Shaped Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size [1 5/8" [4 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru in montane cloud forests on steep embankments at elevations of 1500 to 3200 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing litho-terrestrial or epiphyte with branching, cane-like stems enveloped by tubular sheaths and carries a few, elliptic, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer through mid winter on a short, two flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of a mature cane.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as E geminiflorum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Epidendrum geminiflorum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Epidendrum geminiflorum drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 as Epidendrum geminiflorum; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 050 Bennett & Christenson 1993 see comments as E cajamarcae and E geminiflorum; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as E geminiflorum photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 394 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section as E geminiflorum; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E geminiflorum drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as E geminiflorum photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 428 Hagsater 2004 see recognition section; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 5 2005 photo as E geminiflorum; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1269 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section as E geminiflorum; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo ok; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 as E geminiflorum drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017