Epidendrum evelynae Rchb.f. 1878 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photo by G. Calatayud/TYPE Drawing by Jimenenz and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name Evelyn's Epidendrum [?]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Peru and western Bolivia in montane forests at elevations of 1800 to 2650 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete, straight, new stem produced from the middle of the subapical internode of the previous stem and carrying 3 to 7, narrowly oblong, acute, sub-coriaceous, articulate, narrowly oblong, acute, smooth, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, arising on a mature stem, occuring only once, nodding, racemose, peduncle to .8" [2 cm] long, laterally compressed, ancipitous, rachis, unadorned, laterally compressed, [3 to 7 cm] long, overall, successively 4 to 7, 12 to 20 flowered inflroescence with much longer to shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers with the lip and apex of the column tinged with purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 70 Schlechter 1922; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1427 Hagsater, H. Medina & Santiago 2013 photo/drawing fide