Epidendrum stenophyton Schltr. 1921 GROUP Frutex TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Another DrawingDrawing by Dodson & Vasquez and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Slender Epidendrum

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Peru and Bolivia in the transition zone between upper montane cloud forests and Puna at elevations around 2700 to 3600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing lithophyte with terete, branched, erect stems enveloped by numerous, scabrous sheaths and carrying rigid, suberect, clear green linear to linear-oblong, acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, arcuate to pendulous, glabrous, short, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, simultaneously few to several flowered inflorescence with triangular, rigid floral bracts and carrying fleshy flowers.

This species is closely related to E frigidum.

Synonyms Epidendrum frigidum var. stenophyton (Schltr.) C.Schweinf. 1944

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: 476 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum frigidum var. stenophyton ; Flora de Venezuela Vol XV Tercera Parte Foldats 1970 as E frigidum var stenophyton drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 336 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Fernandez 2003 photo good;