Epidendrum bivalve Lindl. 1853

Photo by Gary Yong Gee and his Yong Gee Name Website

Another Flower

Photo by Patricia Harding.

part Shade Cold

Common Name The Two Folded Epidendrum [refers to the 2 calli on the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Venezuela at elevations around 2700 to 2800 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with stems completely enveloped by leafsheaths and carrying several coriaceous, distichous, oblong-lanceolate, obtuse leaves that are articulated below to the leaf sheaths that blooms in the winter on a terminal, many flowered, racemose, 4" [10 cm] long inflorescence arising through a falcate, carinate spathe.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 68 Schlechter 1919; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 244 Schlechter 1920; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Orquideas, Tesoro de Colombia Vol 2 Ortiz & Uribe 2017 photo fide;