Epidendrum inornatum Schltr. 1917GROUP Alpicolum Drawing by Dunsterville and Garay

Another Drawing Drawing by Foldats


Common Name The Unornamented Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevvations of 2450 to 2550 meters as a small sized in height, large in length, epiphyte with a repent, elongate rhizome from which arise suberect, terete, slender, leafy in the upper half to upper third stems carrying linear, carinate, sulacte mid-nerve, shortly mucronate apically leaves that boooms in the late spring on a terminal, arising through a compressed, membraneous spathe, peduncle short, compressed, nutant, racemose, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, subdense, 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying yellow green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Fedde Repert. 15: 53 Schlechter 1917; Flora de Venezuela Vol 15 part 3 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 as E inornathum; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;