Epidendrum ophiochilum Hágsater & Dodson 2004GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Cylindraceum

TYPE Drawing by © Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Snake Like Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size .4” [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 2400 to 2900 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying 2 to 4, in the apical 1/3rd of the stem, narrowly oblong-elliptic to lanceolate, coriaceous, aristate leaves that blooms in the winter spring and early summer on a teminal, arising through 1 to 2, nearly parellel sided, acute spathes, racemose, erect, peduncle somewhat laterally compressed, simultaneously 20 + flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with all segments basally are light green and then reddish brown at the apex.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 7 Plate 769 Hagsater & Dodson 2004 drawing fide;