Epidendrum smaragdinum Lindl. 1838 GROUP Smaragdinum Photo by Colomborquideas

Drawing Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Emerald Green Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru in wet tropical forests often in ants nests at elevations around 100 to 500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or terrestrial with canelike, caespitose, straight stems enveloped by numerous, erect to subpendent, tubular, subflattened, imbricating, distichous, foliaceous sheaths and carrying several, alternate, chartaceous, stiff, narrowly ovate, red brown flecked leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on a terminal, erect, short, successively few, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Epidendrum kuhlmannii Hoehne 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilense Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, an Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 488 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Inventaire Taxominique des Plantes de la Guyane Francaise Vol II Les Orchidaceaes Cremers and Hoff 1992; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Native Colombian Orchids vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Cho Colombia Misas 2005 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing fide; Orquideas mde Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 photo ok?; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;