Epidendrum uncinatum D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

TYPE Drawing by Bennett & Christenson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria website


Common Name The Hook-Shaped Epidendrum [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Pasco department of Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 2610 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with slender, frequently branching, sparsely rooting stems enveloped by minutely granulate, reddish purple sheaths and carrying linear, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, fractiflex,racemose, to 3.2" [to 8 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, concave floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 473 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum supplemental plate Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014; fide;