Epidendrum jasminosmum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Porphyreum Photo by Chris Johnson and First Rays Orchids and their First Rays Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

FragrancePartial shadeHotCoolWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Jasmine-Scented Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 400 to 1100 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete stems carrying elliptic, acuminate, basally clasping leaves held in the upper 2/3's of the stem and blooms in the winter on a terminal, paniculate, erect, 4 to 11.2" [10 to 28 cm] long, 8 to 150 flowered inflorescence, occuring only once and carrying simultaneously opening, fragrant flowers.

Part of the Paniculatum group and most similar to E atacazoicum but it has non-fragrant flowers and a compact pyramid-shaped inflorescence of pink flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Part 3 Plate 447 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as aff jasminosmum Photo good;