Epidendrum veroreveloi Hágsater & Dodson 2001GROUP Excisum SUBGROUP Friderici-guilielmi Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Real Revelo Epidendrum [refers to the fact that the original written description of E reveloi designated another specimen as the type which later proved to be the same as E trulliforme]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Ecuador on road embankments of the eastern slope of the eastern range of the Andes in humid elfin forests at elevations around 3000 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with cane-like, erect, terete basally, laterally compressed above, simple stems carrying 4 to 5, all along the upper 1/3 of the stem, elliptic, acute, carinate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a terminal, through a single, marrow, acute, conduplicate, open above spathe that envelopes all of the peduncle, on a mature stem, occuring only once, racemose, peduncle to 1.6" [4 cm] long, 4.8" [12 cm] long overall, simultaneosuly 6 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, lanceolate, acute floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate, copper-green flowers with the apical half of the column apple-green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 497 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E reveloi drawing fide;