Epistephium epiphyticum Szlach. & Kolan. 2013 TYPE Drawing by Nowak

Fragrant Part shade Cool LATER Summer

Common Name The Elliptic Epistephium [refers to the leaves shape]

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia in humid tropical forests at elevations around 1150 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying ovate-lanceolate to ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, basally cordate leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, termina,l to 10" [25 cm] long, rather densely, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with cymbiform, acute floral bracts and carrying thin in texture, purplish, fragrant flowers.

"Characterized by sessile leaves, petals subequal in width to the sepals, an entire, ovate lip nearly free from the gymnostemmium and ornamented with several folds running from the base to the lip apex, and a crest of subulate appendages in the central part". Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2013


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Polish Bot. J. 58: 633 Szlachetko & Kolanowska 2013 drawing fide