Epidendrum luckei I.Bock 1984 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Repens

Type DrawingPhoto/drawing by I Bock and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Hot LATE Summer EARLYFall

Common Name Lucke's Epidendrum [German Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the department of Choco Colombia in rainforests at elevations around 50 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with pendent, glabrous, filiform, elongate, branched stems arising from near the base of the previous stem, carrying distichous, fleshy, coriaceous, sulcate midnerve, carinate dorsally, rounded and bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on a terminal, .24" [6 mm] long, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidee (Hamburg) 35(3): 100103, t. 15. Bock 1984 drawing/photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 #897 as E ramosum = E cf luckei photo good; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 953 Hagsater & Sanchez 2007 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Darien Gap Kolanowska 2014 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/Photo fide;