Epidendrum blepharichilum Kraenzl. 1916


Photos by Eddy Cervantes Zavala, courtesy Jan Baiker and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Common Name or Meaning The Fringed Lip Epidendrum

Flower Size

Found in Peru in montane wet forests at elevations around 2600 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cold growing, slender, grasslike epiphyte with slender, branching from the near basal nodes of the previous stem, branches ascending, terete towards the base, laterally compressed towards the apex stems carrying, in the upper 1/2 the stem, distichous, linear, more or less narrowed above with an acute to acuminate apex, strongly ascending, loose, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, paniculate, 2 to 3 strict branches arising through an elongate, infundibuliform spathe, 6.8" [17 cm] long including the peduncle, loosely few to many flowered inflorescence which has minute, setaceous, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Epidendrum blepharichilum var. majus C.Schweinf. 1943

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Fieldiana Schweinfurth 1959 as Epidendrum blepharichilum var. majus ;