Epidendrum renilabioides Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Renilabium TYPE Drawing by R Jimenez M and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Similar to E renilabium-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in north central Ecuador in wet forests on moss covered rocks at elevations around 2500 meters as a giant sized, cold growing lithophyte with cane-like, branching near the apex, the branches producing new short branches, erect, straight, terete stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, oblong, unequally bilobed, coriaceous, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, without a spathe, arising on the main stem and the branches, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle short, terete, successively few, many flowered inflorescence with triangular,, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, opening from the apex back to the base, eventually all open simultaneously flowers with brown-purple on the outside, sepals green inside, petals and lip bronzy, greenish white and the column and callus are white.,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1282 Hagsater & Dodson 2009 drawing fide;