Epidendrum gasteriferum Scheeren 1974 GROUP Physinga Photo by © The Asociacion Mexicano de Orquideologia Website

Inflorescence Photo by © Noble Bashor


Common Name The Pot-Bellied Epidendrum

Oaxaca Mx., 2134m elev., first crest of Puerto Escondido rd, on large oaks

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico at elevations of 2000 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, cane-like, slender, sometimes more or less arching, terete stems carrying in the upper half of the stem, fleshy to slightly coriaceous, oblong-linear, acuminate, canaliculate above, rounded below leaves that blooms in the mid winter through early spring on a terminal, racemose to sometimes slightly branched, peduncle slender, terete, hidden in papery sheaths, rachis flexuous, glabrous, erect, long, reddish, successively few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying fleshy, greenish purple flowers with a greenish yellow lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 4: 67 Scheeren 1974 photo/drawing fide; Orquídea (Mexico City). 7(3): 234. 1979 drawing/photo fide; Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 131-138. Garcia Cruz 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez, Lopez and Dressler 2005 photo fide