Epidendrum lopezii Hágsater 1999 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Part Shade ColdWinter

Common Name Lopez' Epidendrum [Colombian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in upland Antioquia Colombia at elevations of 2200 to 2500 meters as a large sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cane-like, terete stems carrying distichous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, dark green leaves that blooms in the winter on an apical, paniculate, very large, laxly successively numerous flowered, several branched inflorescence arising on a mature stem with resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 # 881 Escobar-COS 1994 as Epidendrum sp. photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 307 Hagsater 1999 see recognition section; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 348 Hagsater 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 446 Hagsater 2001 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1369 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide