Epidendrum tumuc-humaciense (Veyret) Carnevali & G.A.Romero 1996 GROUP Nocturnum Photo by J J de Granville and The AMO Herbaria Website


TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson

Common Name The Tumuc Humac Epidendrum [Mountain range in northern Brazil]

Flower Size 1.2 [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam, northern Brazil and Peru in wet montane forests in sandy or clay loam at elevations of 100 to 1980 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with caespitose, erect, laterally compressed stems carrying 3 to 5, towards the apex, oblong-elliptic to oval, basally clasping leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an abbreviated, sub-umbellate, pluri-racemose, successively 1 to rarely 2, several flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate, color variable flowers commonly with pale green to yellowish white sepals and petals, less commonly muddy yellow.

Synonyms *Epidendrum nocturnum var. tumuc-humaciense Veyret 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Inventaire Taxominique des Plantes de la Guyane Francaise Vol II Les Orchidaceaes Cremers and Hoff 1992 as E nocturnum var tumac-humaciense ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 51 Bennett & Christenson 1993 as E nocturnum var tumac-humaciense drawing fide; Orchids of French Guiana Szlachetko, Veyret, etal 2012 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 15[1] Plate 1566 Hagsater & Santiago 2015 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo pk;