Epidendrum espiritu-santense Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum Type Drawing by © Dodson & Vasquez and The Swiss Orchid Foundartion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Partial shadeHot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Rio Espiritu Santo Epidendrum [Origin of the type species]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in lowland forests in the Amazon basin at elevations around 200 to 560 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with basally terete, flattened towards the apex, cane-like, thin, straight stems carrying 5 to 10, all along the stem, distichous, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, 2" [5 cm] long including the peduncle, successivley single, few flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, embracing, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals brown to greenish, petals, lip and column are white and the calli are yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 220 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide