~Epidendrum bifalce Schltr. 1921 - See Epidendrum atacazoicum Schltr. 1921 GROUP PaniculatumPhoto by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Partial sunHotWarmSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Two Sickled Epidendrum

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 380 to 1800 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing, reed stem orchidwith an erect, simple, terete stem carrying erect-patent, ellitpic-oblong, acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, paniculate, each branch 4" [10 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II plate 0218 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing ?; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 462 Dodson 1989 drawing ?; Orchids of Bolivia Vol 2 Laelinae Vasquez and Ibisch 2004; Orchids of Tropical America Meisel 2014 photo fide;