Epidendrum sarcodes Lindl. 1853 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The Herbario AMO Publications Website

Common Name The Fleshy Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in central Colombia on the Cordillera Oriental at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with branching, cane-like, slightly sinuous, arising from the second internode of the previous stem, laterally compressed above stems carrying 4 to 6, all along the apical half of the stem, elliptic-lanceolate, finely crenulate towards the apex, unequally bilobed, aristate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, racemose, erect, peduncle laterally compressed, with 1 to 2, intermediate bracts progressively much shorter than the spathes, simultaneously 10 to 17 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, sweetly fragrant flowers with the tepals brownish green to green with brown dot and the column white with purple dots .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 251 Schlechter 1920; Icon. Orchid. 8: 885 Hágsater & Sanchez 2006 Drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;