Epidendrum syringothyrsus Rchb.f. ex Hook.f. 1875 Photo by Patricia Harding

Part Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Bouquet of Elder Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in southern Peru and Bolivia on rock outcroppings at elevations around 1600 to 3250 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, stout, cane-like stem enveloped completely by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying many, basally clasping, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect then pendant, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence arising through a large conduplicate spathe

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos,Kew Monocot list as Epidendrum syringothyrsis , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1878; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Brasil Orquideas Ano 6 no 21 2007; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide

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