Epidendrum umbelliferum J.F. Gmel. 1791 GROUP Difforme Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey

Common Name The Umbel-Flowered Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in southern Florida to Mexico, Central America, Colombia to Peru, Venezuela to the Guyanas, Brazil and the Caribbean as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that blooms with flowers that smell of leavened bread. This species is part of the Epidendrum difforme group.

The species photograph was listed as E chlorocorymbos and may be separate from E umbelliferum.

Synonyms Epidendrum panegyricum Hágsater & L.Sánchez 1999; Epidendrum pseudodifforme Hoehne & Schlechter 1926; Epidendrum subumbellatum Hoffmanns. 1855;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 3 plate 365 Hagsater & Salazar 1999 as E panegyricum drawing ok; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Epidendrum chlorocoymbos; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1136 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 as Epidendrum chlorocoymbos see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1393 Hasater & Salazar 2010 as E pseudodifforme see recognition section; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;