Epidendrum ruizlarreanum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 GROUP FilamentosumTYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennet & Christenson

Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name Ruiz-Larrea'a Epidendrum [Peru Shell Corp. Exec who provided a Helicopter to get to the remote location of this species current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru in virgin forests on tree trunks in mosses at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with a pendent, terete stem, basally with 5 to 6 scarious bracts, and carrying a single, apical, pendent, linear, acute leaf that blooms in the spring on a terminal, peduncle to .4 [1 cm] long, subsessile racemes to to 1.6" [4 cm] long, secondarily becoming few branched panicles, successively single, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying resupinate, white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 651 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide