Epidendrum kerryae Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1994 GROUP Difforme Photo by Rolando Jiménez Machorro and The Epidendra Website

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

partial shade Hot Warm Winter EARLY Summer

Common Name Kerry's Epidendrum [Mrs. Dressler's Epidendrum]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Choco Colombia and Ecuador in the Pacific lowland forests at elevations around 100 to 900 meters as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, slightly flattened, flexuous, cane-like stems carrying oval, subcoriaceous, elliptic-ovate, retuse to bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter through early summer on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile, fasciculate, simultaneously 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the ovary, ovate, rounded floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(2): 38-44. Hagsater & Sanchez 1994 drawing/photos fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 12 Plate 1276 Hagsater 2009 see recognition section; 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;