Epidendrum xytriophorum Rchb.f. & Warsz. 1854 GROUP Secundum SUBGROUP Secundum

TYPE Drawing by Reichenbach and The Herbario Virtual Austral Americano Website

Common Name The Handled Epidendrum

Flower Size .36" [9 mm]

Found in Ecuador as a terrestrial with cane-like stems that blooms on a peduncle concealed by elongate-tubular sheaths, an arcuate rachis to 4" [10 m] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with triangular, subulate apically, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts

Said to be referable to E xanthinum, if so then this name is a synonym but I need more information before making this call.

Only an inflorescence was available to Reichenbach, so no plant has been seen for this species to date.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 253 Schlechter 1920; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959