Epidendrum sculptum Rchb.f. 1854 GROUP Ramosum SUBGROUP Sculptum Photo by Steve Paton and Smithsonian Tropical REsearch Institute Webpage

Drawing Drawing by Cogniaux and Wikipedia Webpage

full shadeHotSpringTHROUGH Fall

Common Name The Carved Epidendrum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Surinam and Brazil in lowland forests near rivers at elevations around 300 to 400 meters as a small sized, pendant and hot growing epiphyte with pendant, branched, flexuous stems completely enveloped by leafless and leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying truncate, narrowly elliptic, unequally bilobed apically, articulate to the clasping sheath below leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, short inflorescence with 2 flowers and 2 basal green bracts.

Known by its flexuous, densely foliate stems carrying slightly recurves leaves taht blooms on a termina, generally simultaneously 2 flowered inflorescence with an ovate-lanceolate to indistinctly trilobed lip with the lateral lobes slightly erose to entire, and the median lobe is longer than the laterals and is lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate

Synonyms Epidendrum biflorum Cogn. 1902; Epidendrum boissierianum Schltr. 1918; Epidendrum colonense Ames 1922; Epidendrum florijugum Barb.Rodr. 1877; Epidendrum sculptum var. arevaloi Schltr. 1924; Epidendrum sculptum var. linearifolium Rchb.f. 1877

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 40. Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 27: 74 Colombia Schlechter 1924; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 drawing fide; Die Orchideen #9 33-36 tafel 9 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 photo ok; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 810 Hamer 1983 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 486 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Inventaire Taxominique des Plantes de la Guyane Francaise Vol II Les Orchidaceaes Cremers and Hoff 1992; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Manual de las Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 2 Morales 2009 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1383 Hagsater 2010 drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 as E florijugum drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 photo drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo/drawing fide;