Epidendrum urichianum Carnevali, Foldats & I.Ramírez 1992 GROUP Ramosum TYPE Drawing by © Dunsterville and The AMO Herbaria Website

Collection Sheet Specimen courtesy of © The Swiss Orchid Foundation in the Jany Renz Herbaria

Part shade Warm Cool Fall

Common Name Urich's Epidendrum [Venezuelan Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Venezuela and Guyana in dwarf cloud forests at elevations around 800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with branching, erect, prostrate to subpendent, terete, dull purple stems carrying distichous, coriaceous, narrowly oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic rounded to obtuse, emarginate with a retrorse subapical mucro leaves that blooms in the fall on a terminal, .4 to .64" [1 to 1.6 cm] long, erect, shortly pedunculate to almost sessile, laterally compressed, ancipitous, rachis flattened, ancipitous, enveloped completely by laterally flattened, broadly oblong-elliptic to oblong-obovate, truncate to sub-truncate floral bracts, 1 to 5 flowered or lateral 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying small, pale green sometimes suffused with pale lavender flowers with a creamy-white apex to the column.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 12: 151 Carnevali, Foldats & I.Ramírez 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 1 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing good; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017;