Epidendrum lechleri Rchb.f. 1876 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula

Collection Sheet Drawing by The Harvard University Herbaria Website

Common NameLechler's Epidendrum [German Collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in the Windward Islands, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia

CAUTION!!!!The collection above is cited for the Dominican Republic at elevations around 500 meters and the species does not seem to occur there, I need better references!!!!

"Epidendrum lechleri Rchb.f., a species native to Peru belongs to the GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula has sepals .42" [13 mm] long and entire lip. Epidendrum chimantense the but it has purple-tinged leaf sheaths, the narrow, elliptic-lanceolate leaves, and the successive, small flowers with subreniform, somewhat emarginate, apiculate lip. . Epidendrum nephroglossum Schltr. has very prominent floral bracts, sepals .44 to .5" [11 to 12.5 mm] long and the lip is reniform, .28 x .52" [7 x 13 mm], with the base cordate." Hagsater etal 1993 adapted from ICONES ORCHIDACEARUM 2 Plate 121 1993

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 119 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 121 Hagsater & Salazar 1993 see recognition section, Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 134 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 145 Hagsater & Sanchez 1993 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 312 Hagsater 1999 see recogntion section; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 445 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1461 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [1] Plate 1524 Hagsater & Sanchez 2015 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 16[2] Plate 1674 Hagsater & Sanchez 2018 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 16[2] Plate 1681 Hagsater & Sanchez 2018 see recognition section;

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