Epidendrum rodrigoi Hágsater 1993 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Pluriracemosum Photo by © Ron Parsons and his Picasa Orchid Photo Website

Side View of Flower Photo by © Andy Phillips


Common Name Rodrigo's Epidendrum [Colombian Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia in evergreen cloud forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, straight, ancipitose stems carrying numerous, distributed along the apical 2/3' s of the stem, narrowly elliptic lanceolate, acute, green above, purple beneath leaves that blooms in the mid spring through early summer on a terminal, erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, blooming over several years off the same peduncle, peduncle, ancipitose, elongate, suberect, partially enveloped by bracts, simultaneously 3 to 7 flowered inflorescence with much shorter to than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 2 Plate 121 Hagsater 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;