Epidendrum sarcoglottis Schltr. 1921 GROUP Mancum SUBGROUP Mancum TYPE Drawing by © Jimenez and The Herbario AMO Publications Website

Common Name The Fleshy Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in west central Colombia and northwestern Ecuador at elevations around 2600 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with simple, cane-like, terete basally, ancipitous above stems carrying 3 to 4, all along the apical third of the stem, oblong-elliptic, unequally bilobed, coriaceou, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, racemose, arising through an oblong, ancipitous, acute spathe, erect, peduncle 3.2" [8 cm] long, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long overall, simultaneously 10 to 28 flowered inflorescence with half as long to much shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers without color or fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 8: 86 Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 363 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1288 Hágsater & Sanchez 2009 Drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;