Epidendrum franckei Hágsater 2004 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum [Calanthum] Photo by © Sergio Alberto Queiroz Costa and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name or Meaning Francke's Epidendrum [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in northern Peru at unknown locations as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, terete, thin, straight stems carrying 12 in the apical 2/3's of the stem, coriaceous, smooth, oblong-elliptic, rounded, slightly bilobed leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, successively racemose [2 to 3 recurring inflorescence sometimes on equally as long peduncles], elongate, to 12" [30 cm] long including the [27 cm] long, terete, thin peduncle enveloped completely by acute, tubular sheaths, rachis, short, terete, simultaneosuly 8 flowered inflorescence and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 737 Hagsater 2004 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo good;