Epidendrum philocremnum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Megagastrium SUBGROUP Megagastrium Photo by © Orchi and the Wikimedia Website.


Common Name The Rock Face Epidendrum [refers to it's preference for steep locations]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the eastern slopes of the Andes on cliffs and steep hillsides at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing lithophye or terrestrial with simple, cane-like, laterally flattened, ancipitous, somewhat flexuous stems carrying 3 to 7, throughout the upper 2/3's of the stem, ovate to narrowly ellipitc, bilobed, subcoriaceous leaves that blooms in the later winter on a terminal, arising through a conduplicate, semi-obovate, rounded spathe enveloping the racemose, 2 flowered inflorescence and has much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; )Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 470 Hagsater 2001 drawing ok lip in drawing does not have as acute of apical lobe of lip;