Epidendrum ornithidii Schltr. 1921

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Bird ??? Epidendrum [refers to the lip in profile that appears to be a bird in flight from a side aspect????]

Flower Size

Found in Chimborazo Ecuador in subAndean forests as a cold growing epiphyte with approximate, ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, spreading, lanceolate-ligulate, acute, coriaceous leaf that blooms on a terminal, sessile, short, densely few flowered inflorescence with ovate, thin, shorter than the floral bracts and carrying glabrous, ruby colered flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 78 Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57:352 Figuren Atlas Schlechter 1929 drawing fide