Epidendrum globiflorum F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 GROUP Diothonea SUBGROUP Diothonea TYPE Drawing by Jimenez & Hagsater and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Round Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru on both sides of the Andes at elevations around 2400 to 3400 meters as a small sized, cold growing, branching epiphyte with a branching, cane-like, terete at the base, laterally flattened above stems with new branches arising from the sub-apical nodes of mature stems and carrying to 15 on the basal stem, 3 to 4 towards the apex of the branches, subcoriaceous, smooth, oblong-ovate, obtuse, bilobed, low dorsal keel leaves with tubular, striated leaf bearing sheaths that blooms in the summer on a racemose, few flowered, short, arching-nutant, 7 to 8 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acute, half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, subglobose, greenish white, resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 24 #1 2005; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 837 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1277 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section