Epidendrum longicolle Lindl. 1838 GROUP Nocturnum typefont color=red> Photo by Padre Pedro Ortiz

Drawing Drawing by Walter Hood Fitch and Curtis Botanical Magazine


Common Name The Long-Necked Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, Trinidad, northern Brazil, Ecuador and Peru in rain forests generally low on tree trunks at elevations around 50 to 1000 meters as a small sized, pendant, horizontally spreading, hot to warm growing, shade loving epiphyte with clustered, leafy stems carrying linear-lanceolate, acute, rather leathery leaves that blooms in the winter on a short, few flowered inflorescence with showy, fragrant, resupinate flowers.

This species is close to E nocturnum but differs in the much narrower leaves and the rounded lateral lobes of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 27: 68 Colombia Schlechter 1924; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 428 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Orquideologia 24: 3 Ortiz & Hagsater 2005; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1350 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1356 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1358 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;