Epidendrum physophorum Schltr. 1913 GROUP Epidendropsis SUBGROUP Gracillimum

Photo by Roberto Vasquez

Common Name The Inflated Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Santa Cruz Province of Bolivia at elevations around 1300 to 1600 meters as a cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring and summer.

" Epidendrum cryptorhachis from central Ecuador is similar but E physophorum has a much shorter inflorescence, the branches widespread, flowers smaller, a short, inflated nectary, a comparatively slender column, sepals .121" [3.25 mm] long, petals linear, and the reniform, entire lip with a dentate-erose margin." Hagsater adapted from plate 822 etal 2006

Synonyms Epidendrum huebneri f. denticulatum (C.Schweinf.) C.Schweinf. 1967; Epidendrum rectopedunculatum C.Schweinf. 1943; Epidendrum rectopedunculatum f. denticulatum C.Schweinf. 1962

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as E rectopedunculatum; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidaceaeum 8 Plate 822 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 see recgnition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;