Epidendrum tigriphyllum Hágsater 1999 GROUP MegalospathumPhoto by © Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia and The Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideologia WebsiteWebsite

Cultivation Nature

Common Name The Tiger Striped Leaf Epidendrum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Antioquia Colombia at elevations around 2500 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with canelike, terete stems carrying numerous, all along the stem, all in the same plane, ovate-lanceolate, greyish green with irregular transverse maroon barred leaves that blooms in the winter [in cultivation] and spring on a terminal, from the mature stem, sessile, peduncle to .6" [1.5 cm] long, simultaenosuly 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with very small floral bracts.

E stanhopeanum, E obliquifolium, E escobarianum and E tigrifolium all have the greyish green leaves with the transverse maroon bars which is uncommon within the Epidendrum.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 3 Plate 387 Hagsater & Salazar 1999 Drawing fide;

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