Epidendrum schunkei D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998 GROUP Difforme Photo by Lourens Grobler

Partial shade Hot Fall toWinter

Common Name Schunke's Epidendrum [Original Collector of Species current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Tumbes Peru in seasonally dry forests at lower elevations as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect stems enveloped by distichous, imbricating, conduplicate leaf-bearing sheaths each carrying, alternate, distichous, oblong-elliptic, emarginate, recurved leaves that blooms in the fall through winter on a terminal, subsessile, umbellate inflorescence arising through a complanate, subinflated, tubular spathe and carrying 4 to more flowers.

Roots can appear from the axils of the leaves all along the stem in this species.


References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 471 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Part 13 Plate 1380 E rhizomaniacum Hagsater 2010 see recognition section;