Epidendrum trachychlaena Schltr. 1917 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Fritzianum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Created Cloak Epidendrum [probably refers to the rugose leaf sheaths]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in the province of Pichincha Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing orchid with branching, cane-like, terete, erect stems carrying 5 to 6, all along the upper 2/3rds of the stem, elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves with rugose leaf sheaths that blooms in the fall on a terminal, without a spathe, on a mature stem, occuring only once, paniculate, shortly 1 to 2 branched, bractless peduncle, rachis laterally compressed, naked, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long ovarall, successively various, 20 to 25 flowered inflorescence with shorter to longer than the ovary, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate flowers without color or fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 894 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide;