Epidendrum trilobochilum Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Friderici-guilielmi Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Three Lobed Epidendrum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador on both sides of the Andes in cloud forests at elevations of 2700 to 3250 meters as a small to large sized, cold growing epiphyte and terrestrial on raod embankments with erect, cane-like, new stems arise from near the base of the previous stem, basally terete, laterally compressed above stems carrying 4 to 6, equidistant, all along the apical half of the stem, elliptic, acute, amrgin entire leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a terminal, through 1 to 2, narrow, acute, conduplicate spathes enveloping the 3.2 to 5.2" [8 to 13 cm] long, peduncle occasionally provided with 2 bracts similar to the spathes, occuring only once, racemose to paniculate, arcuate, 5.2 to 10.8" [13 to 27 cm] long overall, simultaneously 12 to 20 flowered inflorescence with longer to much longer than the ovary, linear-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green to greenish yellow flowers tinted with a red brown flush and the lip is light brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 494 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing fide;