Epidendrum lamprochilum Hágsater 1999 GROUP Arbuscula Photo by © R Escobar

Part Shade LATEWinter

Common Name The Shining Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2” [3 cm]

Found in Colombia without locality but most likely Antioquia as an epiphyte with simple, cane-like, new stem arising from the internediate internode of the previous stem, erect stem carrying 2 to 3, narrolwy elliptic, acute, subcoriaceous, towards the apex of the stem, margin entire leavers that blooms in the winter on a terminal, on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, nutant, 1.8” [4.5 cm] long, rachis non-ornamenteed, simultaneously 4 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular-acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombia Orchids Vol 5 page 769 photo as E sp #901 COS 1994 photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 Errata; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 344 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide