Epidendrum sneidernii Hágsater & E.Santiago 2010 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Porphyreum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Partial shade Cold Summer

Common Name Sneidern's Epidendrum [Swedish Naturalist, former Director of Museo de Historia Natural de la Universidad de Cauca Colombia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Colombia on the Cordillera Central at elevations of 2000 to 2900 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, laterally compressed stems basally enveloped by non-filiar, tubular sheaths and carrying 17 all alongthe stem, articulate, distichous, elliptic, short acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, without a spathe, occuring only once, peduncle laterally compressed, 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, with 2 tubular, long, somewhat ancipitous, acuminate bracts, rachis terete, to 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, paniculate 2 to 4 branched, each somewhat spreading and subtended by a narrowly triangular, acuminate bract, simultaneously 35 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, triangular-lanceolate, long acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers without color and fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1385 Hagsater & Santiago 2010 drawing fide