Epidendrum excisum Lindl. 1844 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Excisum type Photos by Camilo Orjuela.

Inflorescence

Plant in situ in Cundiamarca Colombia Closeup Photos by Jay Pfahl.

Flower Closeup Photo by Patricia Harding.

Common Name In Latin = torn out, cutout or castrated?

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia at eleavtions of 2150 to 3000 meters in cloud forests on steep rocky, grass and brush covered slopes as a large sized, cold growing, reedstem epiphyte or lithophyte with erect, leafy stems enveloped basally by a few, tubular, inflated, scarious sheaths and carrying several, ligulate, emarginate, coriaceous, bilobed apically, conduplicate below, into the clasping base leaves that blooms throughout the year on a 11' [28 cm] long, massive, many flowered panicle arising from the apex of a mature stem and having a spathaceous bract.

Synonyms Epidendrum excisum var. grandiflorum Lindl. 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beitrage Zur Orchideenkunde Von Colombia 27:66 Schlechter 1924; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 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 468 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 111 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 194 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 458 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 336 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 454 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 466 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 485 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 494 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 496 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 500 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 754 Hagsater 2004 see recognition sectionIcones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 936 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/

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