Epidendrum rhodovandoides Hágsater 2008 GROUP Takulumena Photo by © Alejorchid and his Native Colombian Orchid Flickr Website


Common Name The Red Vanda-Like Epidendrum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Antioquia and Cundinamarca Colombia and Tachira Venezuela at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, branching, canelike, terete, new stems produced from near the base or a middle internode of the previous stem and carrying 6 to 11, distributed all along the stem, distichous, articulate, dark green with purple tinged margins, succulent-coriaceous, linear-subulate, arching, canaliculate, subacute, margin minutely papillose leaves that blooms in the later summer through later spring on a lateral, occuring over several years, creeping pendent, complicated, produced near the base of the stem, appearing as to be an aborted stem, made of successive segments with various internodes, each internode provided with an ovate bract, occasionally tubular, acute striated, scarious, successively single inflorescence with each flower arising from each segmentand carrying, non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Takulumena rhodovandoides (Hágsater) Szlach. & Mytnik 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1172 Hagsater 2008 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E aff rhodovandoides drawing/photo good;