Epidendrum volutum Lindl. & Paxton 1851-52 Photo by Machiela and The Orchid Board Website


Common Name The Rolled Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size to 1" [to 2.5 cm]

This small sized, cool growing epiphytic species is found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters on the Pacific slope with cylindric pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, acute, coriaceous leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, erect to gracefully arching, short to 6" [to 15 cm] overall, rachis to 3.6 to 4.4" [9 to 11 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence arising on a new growth with fragrant, long-lived flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum radlkoferianum Schltr. 1921 Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 42. Panama Schlechter 1922; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Orchidacearum Vol 11 Plate 1198 Hagsater & Sanchez 2008 drawing fide