Epidendrum recurvatum Lindl. 1845 Photo by Gerardo Torres Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name The Recurved Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found from in northwestern and northern Venezuela and Colombia in premontane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to subereect, terete stems carrying aggregate towards the apex, thin, green, sometimes dorsally carinate leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, racemoise to paniculate, peduncle short, rachis flattened, somewhat zig-zag, succcessively many to 80 flowered inflorescence with most of the flowers eventually open at one time, carrying rather fleshy, pale greenish brown suffused with maroon to reddish brown flowers with the disc and with the middle of the 3 ribs cream colored


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 72 Schlechter 1919; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora of Venezuela Vol 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 #870 as E sp photo fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Second Edition Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;