Epidendrum splendens Schlechter 1921 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum Photo by Felix Corcuera Clermont

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Splendid Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations around 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with simple, terete, leafy stems carrying erect-spreading, oblong-ligulate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, long-pedunculate, 14" [35 cm] long, with about 6 clasping bracts, rachis, short, sub-globose, many flowered inflorescence with spreading, small, lanceolate, acuminate, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Often cited as a synonym of E schomburgkia


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 9: 93 Peru Schlechter 1921; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 475 Schlechter 1921 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo fide;;