Epidendrum spruceanum Lindl. 1853 GROUP Nocturnum SUBGROUP Nocturnum Drawing by Dodson & Vasquez and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Spruce's Epidendrum [English Botanist and Amazonian orchid collector later 1800's]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil in wet tropical forests at elevations around 300 meters as a large to giant sized, hot growing, suberect epiphyte with slender, flattened stems enveloped by numerous, tubular, becoming foliaceous sheaths towards the apex and carrying distichous, coriaceous, green, ovate, apically rounded leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on a terminal, erect, short, to 8" [20 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 336 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide;