Epidendrum samaipatense Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 GROUP Alpicolum

TYPE Drawing by © Dodson & Vasquez and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Samaipata Epidendrum [A town in Bolivia]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Bolivia in subxerophytic, montane forests with scandent, slender, terete, basally thickened stems enveloped by evanescent sheaths from the midpoint down and by foliaceous sheaths above and carrying distichous, narrowly ovate-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, arched, racemose, 6" [15 cm] long overall, densely 6 to 11 flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are adpressed to the rachis.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 231 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol II Laelinae Vasquez & Ibisch 2004 drawing fide;