Epidendrum gastrochilum Kraenzl. 1906 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea

Rarer Yellowish with purple tinge flower Photos by Miguel Chocce-Pena and his The Notas Plantarum Blogspot

Drawing Drawing by Eric Hagsater

Part Shade Cold Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Bulging Lip Epidendrum [refers to the deeply concave disc of the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northeastern Peru at elevations around 2800 to 3100 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with terete, thin, straight, branching above, cane-like stems carrying 4 to 9, towards the apical half of the stem, distichous, subcoriaceous, narrowly lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, truncate, unequally bilobed, somewhat crenate to entire leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, occuring only once, racemose, arching, terete, thin, 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long including the .36 to 1/2" [9 to 12 mm] long peduncle, simultaneously 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying flowers that are either greenish brown, reddish or rarely yellowish with a purple tinge.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 835 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide;