Epidendrum jajense Rchb. f. 1854 Photo by Sofia Arevalo

Another Flower Photo by Jorge Mazzotti and the Go To Peru Website

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Flower photo is not correct, I leave it so it can be IDed correctly, all references state the lip has no fringe hairs Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt,plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Part shade Warm to Cool

Common Name The Jaja Epidendrum

Flower Size 5/8" [1.75 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia? at elevations of 450 to 2500 meters in wet montane forests on smooth trunked trees as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short, gradually widening stems enveloped basally by 2 to 3, scarious, loose, tubular sheaths from which a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaf that is conduplicate into the apex of the stem arises and blooms on a short, several [3 to 8] flowered inflorescence arising on mature stems and having all the flowers clustered towards the apex.

Synonyms Epidendrum breviracemum C. Schweinf. 1952

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as E breviracemum drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Scweinfurth 1970 as E breviracemum; Orchids of Venezuela ; An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide to 1st photo; ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 084 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 2 COS 1991 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004

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