Epidendrum falsiloquum Rchb.f. 1885 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by Sebastian Moreno and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Drawing Drawing by Jimenez and The Herbarium AMO Website

Partial shadeColdSpringFall

Common Name or Meaning The False Speech Epidendrum [refers to the decieving aspect of the plant that at first glance appears to be E verrucosum, but the flowers are similar to E floribundum]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central and southern Colombia around Bogota, Quindio and in Putomayo at elevations around 2700 to 3000 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, erect, straight stems carrying 9 to 12, alternate, articulate, suberect, spreading, oblong-elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the earlier fall on a terminal, paniculate, suberect, 10 to 12.8" [25 to 32 cm] long including the laterally compressed peduncle enveloped almost completely by 2 to 3, tubular, narrowly triangular, acuminate, short bracts, simultaneously to 180 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 247 Schlechter 1920; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1330 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing good; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo good;