Epidendrum scopulorum Rchb.f. 1878 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Soratae Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cold Summer

Common Name The Rocky Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm] wide

Found in Bolivia near La Paz at elevations around 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing lithophyte with erect, subapically branching, cane-like, terete, slightly flexuous, branches much shorter than the main stem carrying 9 to 12 on the main stem, 3 to 4 on the branches, all along the apical half, articulate, alternate, adpressed on young stems, coriaceous, violet-purple, lanceolate, sub-acute apically, margin crenulate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle very short, terete, naked, lax, successively single to 4 flowered inflorescencewith half as long as the ovary, narrowly triangular, acute, conduplicate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, violet-purple flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 10: 71 Bolivia Schlechter 1922; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1291 Hagsater & Santiago 2009 drawing fide;