Epidendrum rugulosum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Macrostachyum SUBGROUP Aquaticum Photo by Ecuagenera

Drawing Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Wrinkled Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1100 to 2600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, branching stem enveloepd completely by imbricating, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying linear, acute, articulate to the sheaths below leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a terminal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, 8 to 13 flowered inflorescence with distichous, sub-spatheaceous, patent, elliptic, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Schlechter 1920; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 2 Dodson 2001 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1311 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1340 Hagsater & Sanchez 2010 see recognition section ?; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014