Epidendrum sulcatum Ames 1922 GROUP Epidendropsis SUBGROUP Gracillimum Holotype by Oakes Ames and The Herbario Virtual Austral American Website

Common Name The Sulcate Epidendrum [refers to the deep longitudinal grooves on the back of the column which are separated by a rounded rib]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia and Peru at elevations of 2500 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with canelike, branching, new growth arising from above the base of the previous stem and carrying distichous, all along the upper 1/3rd of the stem, coriaceous, oblong-linear, acute, carinate mid nerve leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, arching, peduncle to 8.8" [22 cm] long, rachis to 5.6" [14 cm] long, lax, simultaneously several flowered inflorescence with elongae, narrowly lanceoalte, acuminate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying greenish yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Studies in the Family Orchidaceae 7: 99 Ames 1922; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;