Epidendrum flexuosum G. Mey. 1818 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Calanthum Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Another Flower angle Photo by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Bent Raceme Epidendrum

Flower Size to about 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in low altitude, wet tropical forests as a large sized, hot to warm growing reed stem epiphyte at an elevations of sea level to 1000 meters with erect, slender or stout, slightly compressed stems carrying erect-spreading, oblong-ligulate to linear-lanceolate, coriaceous, light green leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a simple or branched, 10" [to 25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with showy, long-lasting, non-resupinate flowers that open in succession over a long period of time.

Synonyms Epidendrum buenavistae Kraenzl. 1908; Epidendrum imatophyllum Lindl. 1831 mispell; Epidendrum imantophyllum Lindl. 1831; Epidendrum imetrophyllum Paxton 1837; Epidendrum lorifolium Schltr. 1922; Epidendrum palpigerum Rchb. f. 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list as Epidendrum imantophyllum IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as E imatophyllumdrawing good; Orquideologia Vol 12 3/4 1977/8 photo; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = E flexuosum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 082 Dodson 1980 as E imatophyllum drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 719 Hamer 1982 as E imatophyllum drwaing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 9 1987 Photo; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as E imatophyllum drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 063 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as E imatophyllum drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 193 Hagsater, Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 1525 Mora & Atwood 1993 as E imatophyllum drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo hmm Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 35. Panama Schlechter 1922 E lorifolium; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as E imatophyllum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as E imatophyllum; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958 as E imatophyllum; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as E imatophyllum; Native Orchids of Trinidad Schultes 1960 as E imatophyllum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as E imatophyllum; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 as E imatophyllum mispell drawing ok; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as E imatophyllum mispell drawing good; Orquideologia Vol 12 3/4 1977/8 as E imatophyllum photo; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 as E imatophyllum; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 as E imatophyllum drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 082 Dodson 1980 as E imatophyllum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 719 Dodson 1982 as E imatophyllum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 102 Dodson & Bennett 1989 as E imatophyllum; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1525 Atwood 1993 as E imatophyllum; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 8 2004 as E imatophyllum; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 8 Plate 848 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as E imatophyllum drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1125 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 as E imatophyllum photo hmm; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide

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