Epidendrum hymenodes Lindl. 1853

Photo by Alex Reynolds and the ORCHIDS of MAQUIPUCUNA Website

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Orquideologia 29: 1 2012

Common Name The Maidenhead-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] long

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet lowlands and montane forests at elevations around 300 to 2160 meters as a large sized, hot to cold growing epiphyte with flexuous, stems enveloped by leaf bases heaths and carrying to 15, distichous, grass-like, linear-lanceolate, strongly acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, erect to pendent, paniculate?, slender, thin, few to several flowered inflorescence with as long as the flower, membraneous, lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum arundinaceum F.Lehm. & Kraenzl.1899; Epidendrum zingiberaceum Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 70 Schlechter 1919; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 244 Schlechter 1920 as E arundinaceum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 247 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 88 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as E zingiberaceum; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 367 Schlechter 1929 as E zingiberaceum drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959 as E arundinaceum; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Parte 3 Foldats 1970; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 as E arundinaceum photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 Photo fide;