Epidendrum trifidum Schltr. 1920 GROUP Andean SUBGROUP Moritzii

Photo by Rudy Bachmann from Slo Orchids.

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part sun cold

Common Name The Three Pointed Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Antioquia department of Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a flexuous, glabrous cane-like, thinly cylindrical, stem carrying 2, apical, erect-patent, narrowly ligulate, obtuse, fleshy-coriaceous leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, somewhat compressed, to 16" [40 cm] long, arcuate, subdensely many flowered inflorescence arising through an elongate, ancipitous spathe with patent, deltoid, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 153 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 252 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. Figuren-Atlas 57: 208 Schlechter 1929 drawing fide;

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