Epidendrum schneideri Hagsater 2001 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae

Drawing by Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Schmidtchen's Epidendrum [German Botanist in Colombia late 1800's]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found near Bogota Colombia on bushes at elevations of 3000 to 3100 meters as a mikniature sized, cold growing suberect epiphyte with cane-like, branching, short lateral branches arise from above the middle internode of the previous stem, laterally compressed, flexuous stems carrying 9 to 12, all along the stem, linear-lanceolate, dorsally carinate, sub-aristate, subequal, apical margine hyaline, wavy leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, without a spathe, from the main stem as well as the branches, racemose, arching-nutant, peduncle short, filiform, simultaneously 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers with green sepals with the outside stripped and dotted red-violet, the petals greenish brown and the lip is green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 886 Hagsater & Santiago 2006 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing good;