Epidendrum suaveolens Ames 1922GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Cernuum Photo by Franscisco Tobar and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Fragrance Part sun Cold Fall THROUGH Spring

Common Name The Sweet Epidendrum [refers to the scent]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in cloud forests at elevations of 2800 to 3700 meters as a medium to giant sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, terete, erect, straight, main stem tall, branching above, branches shorter, carrying 12 or more on the main stem, 5 on the branches, all along the stem, distichous, subcoriaceous, oblong-elliptic, obtuse, margin entire, bilobed, articulate below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall through spring on a terminal , racemose, occuring only once, arching, very short, .2 to .4" [.5 to 1 cm] long, subterete, smooth, lax, many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying 10 to 25, resupinate, simultaneously opening, sweetly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats as E cornicallosum drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 5 Dunsterville & Garay 1972 not = E cornicallosum; Bot Notiser 130 Lojtnant 1977; Orchids of Venezuela, [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Dunsterville and Garay 1979 not = E cornicallosum; Icones Orchidacearum 12 Plate 1295 Hagsater & Sanchez 2009 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;