Epidendrum fruticetorum Schltr. 1921 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade Cold

Common Name The ?Bushy Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Chimborazo Ecuador at elevations around 2600 meters as a giant sized,m cold growing terrestrial with almost straight, rebranching fromm the nodes near the apex of the stem carrying erect-spreasing, ligulate, obtuse to sub-acute, coriaceous leaves that blooms on a terminal, peduncle to 1.2" [3 cm] long, few bracted, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, decurved, densely 7 to 11 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-acuminate becoming sub-deltoid towards the apex, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish, fleshy, glabrous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 72 Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 342 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide;