Epidendrum platyphylloserpens Hágsater 2001 GROUP Kalopternix SUBGOUP Serpens

Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Wide Leaved E serpens Epidendrum

Flower Size 1” [2.5 cm]

Found in northern Peru at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters as a small sized, cool to cold, pendent growing epiphyte with short, forming a heteroblastic pseudobulb enveloped basally by several persistent, striated sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, acute, coriaceous, finely rugose, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, racemose, sessile, 1/2” [1.3 cm] long, successively few, 9 flowered inflorescence with half as long as the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying nonresupinate, reddish brown, herbally scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 473 Hagsater 2001drawing fide;