Epidendrum pubiflorum C.Schweinf.1943 GROUP Amblostoma SUBGROUP Amblostomioides

Side View of Flower

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Patricia Harding and Species Identification Task Force Website


Common Name The Pubescent Inflorescence Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a simple, cane-like, flexuous stems carrying along the apical half, subcoriaceous, oblong-lanceolate, minutely bilobed, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the earlier fall on a terminal, erect, finely pubescent, paniculate, densely many flowered inflorescence with several arcuate branches, and carrying finely pubescent, simultaneously opening, resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 055 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing