Epidendrum inamoenum Kraenzl. 1906 GROUP Scabrum SUBGROUP Soratae Photo by © Jan Baiker Flickr Photo Website

Inflorescencne Photo by © ESTUDIO DE ORQUÍDEAS Y OTRAS PLANTAS ORNAMENTALES PROMISORIAS DE LA RESERVA DE BIOSFERA Y PARQUE NACIONAL DEL MANU

Sun Cold LATE Spring THROUGHWinter

Common Name The Ugly Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru on both sides of the Andes at elevations of 2300 to 3400 meter as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, erect, straight, branching subapically when mature stems carrying numerous, throughout the stems, sub-erect, alternate, articulate, coriaceous, green, margins purple-black, oblong, rounded apically, slightly bilobed leaves that blooms in the late spring through winter on an apical, terete, thin, racemose, occuring only once, arching-nutant, densely many [15 to 17] flowered inflorescense carrying resupinate, simultaneously opening, fleshy flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list as Epidendrum bangii, IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959;Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1255 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing ok;

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