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 ;