Epidendrum perijaense Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Vernixium

TYPE Drawing by Carnevali & G.A.Romero

Common Name The Sierra de Perija Epidendrum [A mountain in west central Venezuela]

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela near the Cesar Colombian border at elevations around 2700 meters as a large sized, cold growing, decumbent terrestrial with a tough, subterete stem carrying several in the upper 1/4, elliptic-ovate, abtuse, leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 2 [5 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence with small floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers with light orange with red spotted sepals, rather darker yellow, less fleshy petals and a white, flushed purple with age.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Venezuela, ed. 2: Vol 2 274 Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000 drawing fide; *Orchids Venezuela, ed. 2: Vol 3 1133 Carnevali & G.A.Romero 2000