Epidendrum macroceras Schltr. 1920 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Drawing by Jimenez and The Herbario AMO Publications Website

Part Shade Cool LATER FallTHROUGH LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Large Horned Epidendrum [refers to the prominent, long apical lobes of the lip which stand out as 2 long horns]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in northern Colombia on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta at elevations of 1200 to 1725 meters as a medium sized, cool growing caespitose, terrestrial or epiphyte with cane-like, terete at the base, laterally compressed above, erect stems carrying 14, alternate, all along the apical 2/3'ds of the stem, sub-coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the later spring through later summer on a terminal, erect, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle, 1.52" [3.8 cm] long, straight, thin, without bracts, rachis paniculate, 5 branched, suberect, each 3.28" to 4.08" [8.2 to 10.2 cm] long, each branch with a basal, triangular, acuminate, margin entire bract, 7.6" [19 cm] long overall, simultaneously about 100 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, membraneous, yellow green flowers with a white lip with out fragrance data


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 138 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 248 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 187 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; ICones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1352 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide;