Epidendrum scriptum A. Rich. & Galeotti 1844 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Another Color Form Photo by © Noble Bashor


Common Name The Spotted Epidendrum

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica along streams in wet montane forests at altitudes of 900 to 2000 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an elongate, erect, cane-like stem enveloped by basally clasping, tubular, scarious sheaths and carrying, in the apical portion, several, distichous, articulate and conduplicate to the sheaths, linear-lanceolate leaves that blooms from spring through fall on a terminal , erect to arcuate, 4" [10 cm] long, several to many flowered, paniculate, successively flowering inflorescence.

Cited by Kew as a synonym of Epidendrum veroscriptum but I will leave them separate at this time.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing/photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 736 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 742 Dodson 1982 see observations; AOS Bulletin Vol 52 No 2 1983 photo; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1983; epidendsantaclarense.jpg