Epidendrum siphonosepalum Garay & Dunst. 1972

Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria WebSite


Original Drawing by Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia

Common Name The Tube-Like Sepals Epidendrum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with mat-forming, branching stems enveloped completely by imbricating leaf bearing sheaths and carrying fleshy, ovate-lanceolate, distichous, acute, dorsally angled leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, sessile, successively single, 2 flowered inflorescence arising through 2 conduplicate sheaths that conceal the peduncle and has flowers that do not open well.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 4 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchids of Bolivia Vol II Laelinae Vasquez & ibisch 2004 drawing 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 drawing/photo fide;