Epidendrum parvilabre Lindl. 1845 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Cylindraeum Photo by Alexander Hirtz


Drawing by M Lopez R and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Small Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size .4 [1 cm]

Found in southern Ecuador and northern Peru in shrubby montane forests at elevations of 1900 to 3000 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, fleshy, thickened, laterally compressed stems carrying 1 to 2, apical, oblong-elliptic, bilobed, coriaceous, margin finely erose leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, arising through a single, oblong, acute spathe, racemose, erect below, arching above, peduncle with a sheath like, ancipitous bract above the spathe and a smaller acuminate bract near the first flower, simultaneously 20 to 50 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, diurnal herb like fragrant flowers with the sepals and petals creamy green, the column and lip are white and there brown spots on the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 69 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1271 Hagsater 2009 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E cf parvilabre drawing fide;