Epidendrum klotzscheanum Rchb.f. 1850 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Klotzscheanum Photo by Joseph Vega and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

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Inflorescence? Photos by Jose David Lacruz and his Merida Venezuela Blogspot

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Common Name Klotzsch's Epidendrum [German Botanical Garden Director 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, and northern Brazil on tepuis at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, laterally compressed, straight stems carrying numerous, suberect, alternate, coriaceous, lanceolate, sub-acute apically, shortly bilobed, articulate and conduplicate below into the base leaves that blooms in the later summer through later winter on a terminal, racemose, nodding densely many flowered inflorescence arising through 1 to 3, open on on one side of the upper half then conduplicate, tubular, acuminate, lanceolate spathaceous bracts and prominent but shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum ernstii Schltr. 1919; Epidendrum ochriodes Lindl. 1853

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 34 Schlechter 1919 as E ernstii; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 70 Schlechter 1919; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 71 Schlechter 1919 as E ochriodes; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 249 Schlechter 1920 as E ochriodes; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 69 1921 as E ernstii; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 18 Schlechter 1929 as E ernstii drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide; Flora de venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1314 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1314 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1359 Hagsater 2010 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 as E cf klotzscheanum Photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide

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