Epidendrum weberbauerianum Kraenzl. 1905 GROUP Chloe

Drawing by Pastorelli

Common Name Weberbauer's Epidendrum [German botanist in Peru early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru in red clay soil at elevations of 2300 to 2750 meters as a large sized, cold growing terrestrial with erect, cane-like, erect stems carrying all along the stem, several, elliptic, sub-acute, sub-coriaceous, conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, scapose, racemose then producing short, lateral branches, peduncle with 4 to 6, close, tubular bracts, secund, 8 to 12 flowered inflorescence with much smaller than the ovary, ovate-triangular floral bracts and carrying showy non-resupinate flowers with the tepals intense rose, the lip white with rose margins, the callus white, and the column is purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 254 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo good;