Epidendrum veroreveloi Hágsater & Dodson 2001 GROUP Herrenhusanum TYPE 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.

"Epidendrum veroreveloi is part of the GROUP Herrenhusanum characterized by the caespitose, sympodial habit, the erect racemose inflorescence subtended by a narrow, long spathe, and non-resupinate flowers. The species has a caespitose habit, with simple, laterally compressed stems, an acute spathe, erect racemose inflorescence, short floral bracts, non-resupinate, simultaneous flowers with .6 to .64" [15 to 16 mm] long sepals, single veined petals, and an ovate lip. It was confused with Epidendrum trulliforme which has slightly separated stems, 4 leaves, 1 to 2 narrow, acute spathes, racemose to 1 branched inflorescence, the floral bracts as long as to shorter than the ovaries, resupinate flowers with a trulliform to somewhat hastate lip, 3-veined petals, sepals .64 to .8" [16 to 20 mm] long, the flowers produced in succession, several being open at one time. Epidendrum trilobochilum Hágsater & Dodson has a clearly 3-lobed lip, the lateral lo bes slightly smaller than the obcuneate midlobe which is slightly emarginate and mucronate; the flowers are produced simultaneously. Epidendrum fruticetorum Schltr. has a 3-lobed lip, the midlobe clearly bilobed." Hagsater etal 2001


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 4 plate 494 Hagsater & Sanchez 2001 see recognition section; * Icones Orchidacearum 4 Plate 497 Hagsater & Dodson 2001 drawing fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 as E reveloi drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum 16[1] Plate 1609 Hagsater & Santiago 2018 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1737 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 17(1) Plate 1798 Hagsater & Jimenez 2019 see recognition section;