Epidendrum silverstonei Hágsater 1999 GROUP Batesii

Plant and Flower Photos by © Sebastian Viera and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Flower in situ Parque Tatama Choco Colombia 8/17 2400 meters Photo by © Jay Pfahl

Common Name Silverstone's Epidendrum [American Botanist in Colombia current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia on the eastern slope of the western cordillera in cloud forests at elevations of 2150 to 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial on disturbed herbaceous and bushy vegetation with branching, flexuous, laterally compressed stems carrying 4 to 7, all along the stem, subcoriaceous, elliptic, acute, somewhat carinate leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a terminal, sessile, racemose, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, triangular, obtuse floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 383 Hagsater 1999; Orchids of the Department of Valle De Cauca Colombia Vol 2 Kolanowska, Hagsater etal. 2014 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;