Epidendrum latorreorum Chocce, Hágsater & Dalström 2009 GROUP Kockii Photo by © Miguel Chocce and his Notas de Miguel Blogspot

Part sunColdWinter

Common Name The La Torre's Epidendrum [Peruvian Landowners of Huiquilla Private Conservation Area Current]

Flower Size 1.4" [4 cm]

Found in northern Peru in montane forests on tree trunks at elevations of 2800 to 2900 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with horizontal, simple, cane-like, somewhat laterally compressed stems enveloped by 2 to 3, tubular, striated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, fleshy, coriaceous, oblong-elliptic, rounded apically, entire marginally, articulate below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, occuring only once, short, terete, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through a very small, yellowish pink spathaceous bract and a much reduced, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1259 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide;