Epidendrum sterroanthum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Frutex

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Partial shade Cold

Common Name The Rigid Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 3500 meters as giant sized, cold growing epiphyte with cane-like, few branching stems carrying erect-spreading to sub spreading, narrow to ligulate-oblong, obtuse, rigidly coriaceous, glabrous leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, fleshy, peduncle 3 to 4 bracted, to 2.4" [6 cm] long, rachis cylindrical, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with fleshy, spreading, decurved apically, elliptic, acuminate, as long as the flowers floral bracts and carrying thickly fleshy, glabrous flowers without color and fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 151 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 252 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren -Atlas 57: 205 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;