Epidendrum bambusiforme Kraenzl.1916 GROUP Bambusiforme

Photo by Eric Hunt


Common Name The Bamboo-Like Epidendrum

Flower Size 1/4" [2.2 cm]

Found in Peru on steep embankments in drier regions at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial orchid with a stout, simple stem enveloped completely by imbricating, tubular leaf sheaths and carrying numerous, distichous, linear-lanceolate, long acuminate, rigid, basally clasping leaves and blooms in the fall on a lateral from below the leaves, racemose, 3 1/2" [9 cm] long, densely several to many [10 to 14] flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy, nodding flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 240 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Machu Picchu Orchids Christenson 2003; Icones Orchidacearum 9 Plate 916 Hagsater 2007 see recognition section; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1306 Hagsater 2010 see recognition section; Las Orquideas del Peru Izerskyy & Bezverhov 2011 photo not?; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1425 Hagsater & Santiago 2013 See recognition section; Icones Orchidacearum 14 Plate 1456 Hagsater & Sanchez 2013 see recognition section;