Epidendrum marsiorum R.Vásquez & Ibisch 2003 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Arbuscula Photo by © R. Vásquez & Ibisch and The Epidendra Website

Part Shade Cold

Common Name Mars' Epidendrum [Dedicated to the Mars family an allusion to the chocolate colored flowers]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 m]

Found in Cochabamba Bolivia in wet, montane forests in mosses at elevations around 2650 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, cylindrical, new growth arising from just below to just above the internodes at the middle of the previous stem carrying 3 to 5 deciduous, distributed along the apex, linear-elliptic, attenuate leaves that blooms on a terminal, racemose, nutant, peduncle 2" [5 cm] long, somewhat compressed, provided with 2 narrowly triangular bracts 4.8" [12 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with slightly longer than the ovary, narrowly triangular floral bracts and carrying fleshy, chocolate colored flowers .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Revista Soc. Boliv. Bot. 4(1): 32–35, f. 2, 5. R.Vásquez & Ibisch 2003 Drawing fide