Epidendrum trulliforme Garay & Dunst. 1976 Drawing by Dunsterville & Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Scoop-Like Epidendrum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Venezuela at elevations around 2500 to 2650 meters as a small sized, cold growing, ascending epiphyte with tough, repent rhizome giving rise to erect, canelike, leafy in the apical 1/3, close set, terete at the base, becoming laterally compressed above stems enveloped by tubular, sheaths and carrying thin, mid nerve finely and sharply sulcate, carinate, linear-elliptic leaves that blooms on a terminal, arcuate, lightly branched, peducle terete, enveloped by 1 to sometimes 2, large, highly compressed, green spathe, rather few flowered inflorescence with elongate, narrow, fairly prominent floral bracts.

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Second Edition Vol 1 Romero & Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15 [2] Plate 1574 Hagsater & Santiago 2016 see recognition section;

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