Epidendrum lilacinoides Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Pseudepidenrum SUBGROUP Porphyreum TYPE Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cold Winter Spring

Common Name The Lilac Colored Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations of 2200 to 2600 meters as a medium to just large sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete,erect, straight stem carrying 13, all along the stems, alternate, articulate, subcoriaceous, evident veined, basal and apical leaves smaller than the middle ones, elliptic, acute to short acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle with 3 tubular, acute bracts, paniculate, 6 to 9 branched, each with a basal, narrowly triangular, acuminate bract, somewhat dense, simultaneously to 100 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute, amplexicaul, progressively smaller towards the apex floral bracts and carrying resupinate, fragrant, purple flowers with a white lip that turns yellow with age.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 plate 1347 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide;