Epidendrum pteroglottis Schltr. 1921 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part shade "> ColdSpring

Common Name The Winged Tongue Epidendrum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Chimborazo province of Ecuador at elevations around 2800 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with subflexuous, basally sheathed, the upper 4 laxly foliaceous, and carrying erect-patent to suberect, linear-ligulate, thin textured leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, decurved, subnutant, peduncle very short to .4" [1 cm] long, 1.8" [4.5 cm] long overall, subdensely, 5 to 7 flowered inflorescence with elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying glabrous, somewhat campanulate flowers with the exterior white and the interior glaucous.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 82 Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 57: 358 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide