Epidendrum scabrum Ruiz & Pav. 1798

GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum

Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Roughened Epidendrum [refers to the sheaths that cover the stem]

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on the eastern slope of the Andes at elevations of 2100 to 3300 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, erect, striaght stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, lower ones deciduous at flowering, ovate, acute, margin spreading, entire leaves that blooms on a terminal, without a spathe, paniculate, arching, peduncle, short, terete, thin, naked, rachis terete, thin, straight, successively several to 37 flowered inflorescence with less than half as long as the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, apically gradually shorter floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum loxense F.Lehm. & Kraenzl 1899; Epidendrum scabrum var. parviflorum Cogn. 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 251 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 71 Bolivia Schlechter 1922; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 886 Hagsater & Santiago 2006 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;