Epidendrum goodspeedianum A.D.Hawkes 1957 GROUP Goodspeedianum

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Part sun CoolColdWinterSpring

Common Name Goodspeed's Epidendrum [Plant Collector in Ecuador and Peru 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1000 to 2450 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing lithophyte on exposed montane slopes or on exposed rock with erect then droopy, cane-like stems enveloped by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying narrowly oblong-elliptic, basally clasping, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, paniculate, 1.4 to 2.8" [6 to 7 cm] long, with 2 to 3, densely flowered, lateral branches, arching to pendant inflorescence arising on a mature stem and has 2 to 3, basal, imbricating, narrow, acuminate bracts and narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum muricatum Rchb.f. 1856

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854 as E muricatum; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum muricatum; Fieldiana 1st Supplement to the Orchdis of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 470 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 161 Hagsater 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 047 Bennet & Christenson 1993 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo not; Orchid Digest Vol 71 No 1 2007 photo; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide