Epidendrum igneum Hágsater 2004 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Elongatum Photo by © Lourens Grobler.

Common Name The Fire Red Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia on the Western Cordillera on rocks at elevations around 1900 meters as a giant sized, cool growing lithophyte with cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying numerous, ovate, bilobed apically, coriaceous leaves that blooms at most any time of year in cultivation on a terminal, racemose, erect, long pedunculate, successively to 20 at once, to 35 flowered inflorescence with the peduncle completely enveloped by tubular, imbricating sheaths and carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Similar to E imperator which has larger flowers and oblanceolate, acute sepals and a lip that has a massive, tridetate, yellow callus and E cattilus but it also differs in larger flowers and obtuse sepals with a flabellate, white callus.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidaceaerum 7 Plate 747 Hagsater & Sanchez 2004 drawing 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 Drawing/Photo fide;