Epidendrum kockii Hágsater & Dodson 1999 GROUP Kockii Photo by © The Orchids Peruflora Website

Common Name Kock's Epidendrum [Canadian Nurseryman Current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and Peru? at elevations around 2700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with fleshy, laterally compressed, short stems completely enveloped by 2 imbricating sheaths and carrying 2, fleshy-succulent, elliptic, green, margins and undersides tinged with purple leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, peduncle erect, laterally compressed, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 134 Schlechter 1920 as E ionodesme; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 247 Schlechter 1920 as E ionodesme; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977 as E ionodesme; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 343 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 416 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1304 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 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 16[1] Plate 1610 Hagsater & Santiago 2018 See recognition section; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide