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

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 ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 35. Panama Schlechter 1922 E lorifolium; 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 ok; 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; 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; 1 Plate 1125 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drwaing fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 3 Morales 2009 photo fide; 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