Epistephium frederici-augusti Rchb.f. & Warsz.1854 Drawing by Reichenbach and Xenia Orchidaceaea VOl 1 tab 1

part sun Cold

Common Name Frederick August's Epistephium

Flower Size

Found in Colombia and Ecuador as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, leafy stem carrying amplexicaul, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate to acute, shiny, cordate at the sessile base leaves that blooms on a terminal, racemose, loosely several flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying rather fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1858 drawing; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Orquideas Tesoro de Colombia Ortiz/Uribe 2017