Epidendrum rostratum Garay & Dunst. 1961 Photo by Oliver Lenhard

Part Shade Warm Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Beaked Epidendrum [refers to the column's shape]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in French Guiana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a terete stem enveloped almost completely by tubular, acuminate sheaths and branching from above the base and carrying a single, apical, linear, succulent, gradually narrowing to the acute apex, abruptly narrowing below to the base leaf that blooms in the summer through fall on a terminal, short, simultaneously 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held close to the leaf base


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 485 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide/photo ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo not; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing/photo fide