Epidendrum spilotum Garay & Dunst. 1976 GROUP Smaragdinum

Photo by Gilardo Laguna and the Exotic Colombian Orchid Webpage

Part shade Hot

Common Name The Spotted Epidendrum

Flower Size .6" 1.5 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil on trees near river banks at elevations around 200 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender, erect to suberect stems enveloped completely by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying in the upper quarter, lightly coriaceous, rather soft, mid nerve sulcate, dorsally only lightly indicated, lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, peduncle very short, arising through small, imbricating sheaths, rachis short, rather laxly few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 as E myrmecophorum not = E spilotum drawing fide;