Epidendrum platyglossum Rchb.f. 1876 GROUP Arbuscula SUBGROUP Incomptum

Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Wide Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, arising from the middle internode of the previous stem, terete, short stem carrying 4, aggregate towards the apex, unequal, narrowly elliptic, acute, arching leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, peduncle ancipitous, short, simultaneously 3 flowered inflorescence with 1/3 the length of the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with the sepals and petals greenish, the column and lip tinged somewhat rose colored.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 250 Schlechter 1920; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 974 Hagsater 2007 photo fide;