Epidendrum orthocaule Schltr. 1921 Drawing by Dodson

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Straight Stem Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador in bushes at elevations aorund 2700 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with terete, erect, straight leafy stems carrying sub-erect, rigid, linear- lanceolate to lanceolate-ligulate, mucronate apically leaves that blooms on a terminal, shortly pedunculate, erect, numerously decurved branched, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deltoid-ovate, shortly acuminate, fleshy, as long as the overy floral bracts and carryingvery fleshy, greenish, glabrous flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 79 Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57: 353 Figuren Atlas Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide;