Epidendrum quinquepartitum Schltr. 1922 GROUP Cristatum SUBGROUP Cnemidophorum Photo courtesy of Shawnee Lyons


Common Name The 5 Lobed Epidendrum [refers to the 5 lobed lip]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing reed stem epiphyte or terrestrial with an erect, strict to substrict stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying erect-patent, ligulate to sub-lanceolate, ligulate, obliquely obtuse, coriaceous, glabrous leaves that blooms on an arching to pendant, 8 to 10" [20 to 25 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence enveloped by several imbricating bracts occuring in the fall and winter


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten V Bolivia Schlechter 1922; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0227 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004