Epidendrum schweinfurthianum Correll 1947 GROUP Oerstedella SUBGROUP Wallisii Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

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Common Name Schweinfurth's Epidendrum [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador at elevations around 1500 to 2400 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with tall leafy stem that can exceed 14ft. tall, it flowers profusely with beautiful branching heads of 1 1/2" blooms, purple on the outside and orange-purple inside with yellow tips and a purple multi-lobed lip, plants will stay under 4ft if grown in full sun. Blooming occurs in the fall to early winter. This plant has slender, simple, cane-like, terete, thin, erect to arching stems enveloped basally by tubular, leafless sheaths and carrying alternate, articulate, lanceolate, acute, minutely apiculate, subcoriaceous leaves all held in the apical half and blooms on a racemose to 4" [10 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence that may be racemose or paniculate.

Synonyms Oerstedella schweinfurthiana (Correll) Hágsater 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 1 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 38 No 1 1974 photo fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Oerstedella schweinfurthiana drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 67 No 9 1998 as Oerstedella schweinfurthiana photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 849 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 871 Hagsater 2006 see recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 8 Plate 887 Hagsater 2006 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 3 2017 photo fide;