Epidendrum tropidioides Garay 1978 GROUP Albertii SUBGROUP Allenii Drawing by Lopez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name The Tropidia-Like Epidendrum [refers to the floral bracts being like those in the genus Tropidia]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia on the eastern slope of the Andes and in Peru on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental in wet monane forests at elevations around 2700 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with simple, cane-like, laeterally compressed stems carrying 16, all along the stem, elliptic, acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, without a spathe, racemose, eongate, erect, peduncle elongate prominently 2 wingged, [9 to 13 cm] long, with an apical bract, successively single, 11 flowered inflorescence with as long or longer than the ovary, narrowly ovate, oblique, acute, conduplicate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green flowers without fragrance data.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1192 Hagsater & Santiago 2008 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 drawing/photo hmm;