Epidendrum fruticulum Schltr. 1921 GROUP Scabrum SUBGROUP Soratae Drawing by Lopez and The Herbario AMO Publications Website

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Summer THROUGH LATE Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Bushy Epidendrum

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in central Peru at elevations of 3000 to 3600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing lithophyte with much branched subapically, cane-like, laterally compressed, somewhat sinuous, basal stem, larger stems with progressively smaller branches, carrying all along stem, articulate, erect, somewhat oblong to ovate, rounded, bilobed leaves that blooms in the summer through late fall on a terminal, ocuring only once, suberect, short, .4" [to 1 cm] long including the very short, terete, thin peduncle, simultaneously 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by the much shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 84 Schlechter 1921 as E fruticulus; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 462 Schlechter 1929 as E fruticulus drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidaceaum 12 Plate 1248 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide