Epidendrum frons-bovis Kraenzl. 1905 GROUP Pseudepidendrum SUBGROUP Paniculatum Drawing by © Jimenez and The AMO Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name The Bulls Head Epidendrum [Refers to the lobes of mid lobe of the lip as the horns of a bull]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Loreto Peru at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing orchid with simple, cane-like, basally terete, laterally compressed towards the apex, thin, straight, erect stems enveloped basally by non-foliar, tubular, ascarious sheaths and carrying 15, all along the stem, distichous, articulate, erect-spreading, unequal in size, basal and apical leaves smaller, lanceolate to elliptic, acute to short-acuminate, margin entire leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, panicualte, erect, peduncle, thin, laterally compressed, straight, enveloped by a tubular, acute bract, rachis terete, thin, 5 sub-spreading few flowered branches, simultaneously to 30 flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary, narrowly triangular, acuminate, amplexicaul floral bracts and carrying resupinate, green brown flowers with a white lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1332 Hágsater & Sanchez 2010 drawing fide