Epidendrum pachychilum Kraenzl. 1905 GROUP Frutex Photo By Al Toth

Partshade Cold LATEFall to MID Spring

Common Name The Thick Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/4" [7mm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane cloud forests in deep sphagnum moss at elevations of 2150 to 3500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with erect, sparsely branching, leafy towards the apex stems carrying erect, ovate-lanceolate, acute, medium green with purple margins, subcoriaceous leaves with striate, rugulose, red-purple sheaths that blooms in the late fall through mid spring on an erect, short to 1.6" [4 cm] long, , densely several flowered inflorescence subtended by a lanceoate, acute bract and lanceolate, acute, concave, half the length of the ovary floral bract and carrying non-resupinate, fleshy, rigid flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidaceraum Peruviarum Plate 645 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide;