Epidendrum prasinum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Alpicolum SUBGROUP Klotzscheanum

TYPE Drawing by R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Collection sheet Original Specimen by JSTOR and their JSTOR Plant Science Website

Common Name The Leek Colored Epidendrum [refers to the flower color]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 2600 to 3200 meters in cloud forests as a giant sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with branching stems carrying 4 to 11, unequal, all through the apical half, narrowly lanceolate, acute, mucronate, erose margin, revolute leaves that blooms in the summer through fall on a terminal, pendent, 5 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising through 2, unequal, imbricate, conduplicate, acuminate spathaceous bracts with triangular caudate, to three times longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying simultaneoulsy opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 144 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 250 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 195 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 plate 874 Hagsater & Sanchez 2006 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;