Epidendrum piperinum Lindl. 1845 GROUP Piperinum

Drawing by Dodson & Bermeo and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Pepper-Like Epidendrum [?]

Flower Size .24 [6 mm]

Found in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador in upper montane cloud forests at elevations of 3000 to 3200 meters as a minmiature sized, cold, pendent growing epiphyte with cane-like, many branched stems enveloped by distichous, imbricating, foliaceous sheaths and carrying ovate, obtuse, fleshy leaves that bloomd in the spring through early summer on a termina, sessile, successively single flowered inflorescence carrying green flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 250 Schlechter 1920; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 481 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 2 Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;