Epidendrum platychilum Schltr. 1921 GROUP Difforme Photo by © Rudolf Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Type drawings TYPE Drawings by © Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Broad Lipped Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Ecuador on the Pacific coast of the Andes in montane rainforest at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with somewhat laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 3 to 5, coriaceous, elliptic to narrowly ovate, retuse, margin entire leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a terminal, occuring only once, sessile inflorescence arising on a mature stem with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and 1 to 2, resupinate, simultaneously opening flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 42. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 80 Ecuador Schlechter 1921 Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 356 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 91 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orquideología 19(2): 38-44. 1994 photo/drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1276 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;