Epidendrum verrucipes Schltr. 1918 GROUP Anceps SUBGROUP Polyanthum Drawing by Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website


Common Name The Warty Ovary Epidendrum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Oaxaca, Guerrero and Chiapas states of Mexico and Guatemala in evergreen forests and wet montane forests a elevations of 1450 to 1800 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with simple, cane-likem terete, straight stems carrying 7 to 14, all along the upper 2/3rds of the stem, distichous, lanceolate-elliptic,short acuminate, mucronate, slightly carinate, subcoriaecous, evident longitudinally veined leaves that blooms in the mid winter through early summer on a terminal, elongate, racemose becoming pluriracemose in further years, peduncle elongate. 2.4 to 4.8" [6 to 12 cm] long, enveloped by 2 to 5, imbricate, tubular, oblong-triangular, acute bracts, rachis compact, cylindrical, simultaneously 15 to 40 flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary, ovate-triangular, acute floral bracts and carrying resupinate, orange-yellow to greenish yellow flowers with a very disagreeable fragrance.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 11 Plate 1196 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide;