Epidendrum filamentosum Kraenzl. 1920 GROUP Filamentosum Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Another Flower Photo by Oliver Lenhard

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Filiment Carrying Epidendrum [refers to the dentate margin of the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru along the upper Amazon Basin as wel las the Pacific slope in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial, pendent, cane-like, newly arising from the intermediate nodes of the previous, terete, straight, tinged purple brown stem carrying a single persistent, to 3 on an immature growth, apical, pendent, articulate, dorsally green, ventrally purple red, linear-lanceolate, somewhat falcate, acuminate, margin entire leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, racemose, short, peduncle subterete, with 2, tubular, acuminate, margin entire bracts, successively single, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fleshy, lustrous, generally creamy brown to rarely greenish, generally tinged with pink flowers with a greenish brown tinged with pink towards the apex column and a creamy white lip.

Synonyms Epidendrum rostratum Garay & Dunst 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as E rostratum drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as E rostratum drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as E rostratum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 485 Dodson 1989 as E rostratum drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 as E rostratum photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E rostratum drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 as E rostratum drawing fide/photo ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as E rostratum photo not; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 as E rostratum; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 as E rostratum drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1582 Hagsater & Santiago 2016 photo/drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/Photo good;