Epidendrum trifidum Schltr. 1920 Photo by Rudy Bachmann from Slo Orchids.

Part sun cold

Common Name The Three Pointed Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Colombia at elevations around 2200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with a flexuous, glabrous cane-like 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.

Often cited as a synonym of E cylindrostachys

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920

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