Epidendrum pseudopaniculatum Dodson 1978 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum TYPE Drawing by Dodson and The Plant Illustration Website

Part shade Hot LATEfall THROUGH Winter

Common Name The False E paniculatum Epidendrum [refers to its similarity to E paniculatum]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in western Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect to slightly arching, simple, cane like, laterally compressed stem enveloped basally by non-foliaceous, scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying all along the upper 2/3's of the stem, 12 or more, alternate, articulate, erect-spreading, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, acute, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on more than one, terminal to lateral, erect, racemose to pluriracemose, arching-pendent, peduncle 1.8 to 18.4" [4.6 to 46 cm] long, subterete, thin, totally enveloped by lanceolate, acuminate, amplexicaul, partly imbricate bracts, the terminal, elongate to 4 to 20" [10 to 50 cm] long, the laterals, 4 to 8 [10 to 20 cm] long, 9 to 25 flowered inflorescence with the green flowers with a white lip held towards the apex in a cluster.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 92 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1379 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing fide