Epidendrum humidicola Schltr. 1922 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part Shade Cool LATER Summer

Common Name The Moisture-Loving Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in central Bolivia on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental and adjacent Peru at elevations around 1450 meters as a large sized, cool growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying 10, all along the stem, articulate, distichous, erect, unequal in size, basal smaller, oblong-elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, without a spathe, paniculate, occuring only once, sub-erect, peduncle 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, laterally compressed, with a single, conduplicate, acuminate bract, rachis 6 branched, each few to many flowered, each branch 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, each branch with a basal, narrowly triangular, long-acuminate, clasping bract, 10" [25 cm] long overall, simultaneously 160 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, clasping floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers without color or fragrance data.

Schlechter originally wrote about this species in 1916 as Epidendrum crassinervium Kraenzlin 1905 but he realized that it was a separate species, so in 1922 he redescribed it as E humidicolum. which is equivalent to E humidicola

Synonyms Epidendrum crassinervium Schltr. 1916

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 44 Schlechter 1922 as E humidicolum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 70 Schlechter 1922; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Altlas Figuren 57: 540 Schlechter 1929 as E humidicolum Drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1340 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide;