Epidendrum tenuispathum C.Schweinf. 1952 TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Part Shade Cold

Common Name The Thin Spathe Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Huancavelica Peru on trees in cloud forests at elevations around 2900 meters as a medium to large sized, cold growing epiphyte with stout, leafy stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths carrying numerous, distichous, widely spreading, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute, minutely apiculate, basally amplexicaul leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, arising through aloose, scarious,conduplicate spathe, shortly pedunclate, loosely paniculate almost to the base, rachis 6.4" [16 cm] long, each branch several flowered, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate, scarious floral bracts carrying small, dark red, spreading flowers witha pink to white lip.

Synonyms Epidendrum reflexilobum C.Schweinf. 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;